Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The College of Humanities Committee for Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) is charged with sending recommendations for implementing and practicing inclusive excellence across the board in the College. All recommendations are sent to Dean Alain-Philippe Durand and corresponding resources and guidelines will be provided here, as well as campus-wide resources hosted on the website for Diversity & Inclusion.

COH Diversity Statement

At the College of Humanities (COH), we pursue diversity and inclusiveness not as mere objectives for reaching social and institutional equity, but as philosophical principles for human understanding. We view all human stories and identities as complex, recognizing that they emerge in situated social, geographical, historical, and material circumstances. We recognize that it is impossible to engage diversity with a single language, a single story, a single history, or a single point of view. Hence, in COH we dedicate ourselves to multiculturalism, multilingualism, expansive narratives, and diverse perspectives. In recognition of the fact that human stories and identities through history are shaped by unjust social relations that still exist today, all of our practices—hiring, promotion, research, teaching, training, learning, outreach, and beyond—are guided by the principles of equity and inclusion.

In our undertakings, we strive to provide a safe, inclusive, and open intellectual environment where we show each other mutual respect regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, learning styles, or political viewpoints. COH recognizes that only through the research of and immersion in different cultures and languages can humanity overcome the disparities and violence resulting from xenophobia, racism, sexism, homophobia, class-based or income struggles, and gender bias, and other prejudices underlying the still-prevalent assumption that some lives matter less than others. COH is committed to diversity and inclusiveness as part of our intellectual and social responsibility to our students as we prepare them for leadership in our local, national, and global communities.

In COH, we are committed to humanizing the world, and we enact this commitment through our integral role in fulfilling the University of Arizona's land grant mission. We are dedicated to fostering excellence in all students and encouraging them to practice principles of equity and inclusion. We are committed to attracting and retaining students, faculty, and staff who embrace and sustain diverse practices, beliefs, and backgrounds. In aspiring to create a context that respects the academic freedom and civil rights of all COH members and partners, we are steadfast in our goal to advance the ideals of diversity, inclusivity, and equity in everything that we do. Below is a list of resources that have been compiled by the College of Humanities Diversity Committee and COH Heads and Directors


Resources for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Arizona

RISA.ARIZONA.EDU bibliography on South Asian Studies and Black Lives Matter
The US Library of Congress has selected this bibliography as part of their collection on important materials relating to Indian Political and Social Issues

Religious Holidays: Non-work days

University Religious Council:

University of Arizona, Office of Diversity and Inclusion:

Information for Witnesses & Targets of Asian and Pacific Islander Harassment and Hate during COVID-19: 


Language access and linguistic diversity and inclusion resources:

National Center for Interpretation:  nci.arizona.edu, 520-621-3615
NCI provides translation and interpreting services, training for translators and interpreters (all levels), consulting and research.

UA website for Diversity and Inclusion: https://diversity.arizona.edu/
This website serves as the portal to UA’s inclusive excellence efforts and resources. Here, you will find information to help you participate in these efforts — from student clubs to faculty support.

Diversity Statistics and Reports at the UA: https://diversity.arizona.edu/diversity-statistics-reports
This site provides insights into diversity at the UA by numbers.

Critical Languages Program: https://clp.arizona.edu, 520-621-3386 
TCLP offers less commonly taught language classes that are not available through other academic departments on campus. The current list of languages includes Cantonese, Swahili, Hindi, Kurdish, Norwegian, Scots-Gaelic, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.  Students can request languages they would like to study if it is not currently offered.  


CERCLL Projects & Resources: https://cercll.arizona.edu/

The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy is a Title VI Language Resource Center that supports research related to language teaching and learning and provides educators with quality resources for teaching as well as professional development for the meaningful integration of culture, literacy, and world language study. CERCLL has produced or contributed to a number of JEDI-related resources including the following:

Student Resource Centers

The following list provides a complete list of resource centers, or you may visit the website.

Student Resource Centers



Social Media 

African American Student Affairs


MLK Building, Rm 209

AASA Facebook

Asian Pacific American Student Affairs


Nugent Building, 2nd Floor

APASA Facebook

APASA Instagram

Common Ground Alliance



CGA Facebook

Disability Cultural Center


Highland Commons, Rm. D217

DCC Facebook

Disability Resource Center


Highland Commons, 1st floor 

DRC Facebook

Cultural and Inclusive Experiential Learning Opportunities


Student Union Memorial Center, 4th Floor 

GEL Facebook

Adalberto & Ann Guerrero Student Center


Chavez Building, Rm 217 

GSC Facebook 

GSC Instagram

Immigrant Student Resource Center


Chavez Building, Rm 203

ISRC Facebook

ISRC Instagram

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer+ Resource Center


Student Union Memorial Center, 4th Floor, Rm. 404-V

LGBTQ+ Resource Center Facebook

Native American Student Affairs


Nugent Building, 2nd Floor, Rm. 203-E

NASA Facebook

Survivor Advocacy Program



Survivor Advocacy Facebook

Transfer Student Center 


Student Union Memorial Center, 4th Floor 


Veterans Education & Transition Services Center



Student Union Memorial Center, 4th Floor

Arizona Health Science Library, VETS Center 2101G


Women and Gender Resource Center


Student Union Memorial Center, 4th Floor, Rm. 404

WGRC Facebook

WGRC Instagram


Hispanic-serving institution (HIS) Initiatives:

Library’s Diversity, Social Justice & Equity Council:

Resources on inclusive and accessible design:

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
This advocacy organization welcomes graduate students to apply to become members, and offers workshops and funding opportunities.

On avoiding gender bias in Letters of Recommendation:

Reporting Bias on Campus:
Bias Education & Support Team

Bias Education & Support Team (BEST): 

Asian Pacific American Studies:
The minor in Asian Pacific American Studies is offered by the College of Humanities, and is designed to complement any major and career trajectory. Those seeking to work in the 21st-century global economy will gain knowledge of the cultural and political dynamics of our multicultural society, communication skills transferable to many work environments, and the practical experience of being part of a diverse learning community. 

International Student Services:

Student Organizations/Clubs

Feminist Campus UA:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/feministcampusua?igshid=12l1dsv5h41ri

The Coalition of Black Organizations (COBA):
Instagram: https://instagram.com/cobouarizona?igshid=1lra537ohcs6t

APIDA student organizations:
This listing of APIDA student organizations are also members in the campus’s Pan Asian Council. 

Graduate Students of Color:

Other Youth Organizations

Youth Justice Collective Tucson:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/yjctucson?igshid=1sd3zopz59ep6

Arizona Students’ Associations (ASA): www.azstudents.org
Instagram: https://instagram.com/azstudents?igshid=484vqxlmzfb

Community Care Tucson:
Youth/BIPOC/LGBTQ+ organized Mutual-Aid Project
Instagram: https://instagram.com/communitycaretucson?igshid=1g78qvq5j1of


Latinx/Latine Voices

Chispa Arizona, LUCHA Arizona and Puente Human Rights Movement:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/chispaarizona?igshid=5vxsa6n29ljr


ASUA Pride Alliance:

This resource center is open to all students, faculty and staff, and provides a safe place to seek support. 

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs:
Offering various programs, support groups and events, this office also includes the LGBTQ Resource Center

Safe Zone:
This campus-wide training program introduces participants to the experiences of the LGBTQ community and provides tips on being a source of support.


Diversity-Focused Greek Organizations

Kappa Delta Chi, Delta Chapter:
Latina/Latinx Founded Sorority
Instagram: https://instagram.com/arizonakdchi?igshid=cod65wn8pn65

Delta Lambda Phi, Omega Chapter: 
Fraternity created by Gay Men, for All Men and Non-Binary Folx
Instagram: https://instagram.com/dlpomega?igshid=yeku6g4i2x2j


Anti-Racism Resources (outside UArizona)

An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz

Biased by Jennifer Eberhardt

Eloquent Rage by Britney Cooper

Guide to Race, Social Justice, and Civil Rights (Boston Public Library)

How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

"Pushing Back Against Racism and Homophobia On Campuses" by MarYam Hamedani, Hazel Rose Markus, and Paula Moya

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate: https://stopaapihate.org/

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo



University Religious Council: