We strive to create a collegial and supportive community that values differences of opinion and disagreement along with civility and consensus, and in which all of its members are valued for their contributions and are appropriately recognized and rewarded for what they do.
We are committed to supporting and sustaining an educational community that is inclusive, diverse and equitable. The values of diversity, inclusion and equity are inextricably linked to our mission of teaching and research excellence and we embrace these values as being critical to development, learning, and success.
The Office of Student Development & Involvement is committed to diversity and inclusivity. From Arabic translations to ASL club events, from Belly Dancing to Calling All Cultures events, our office here supporting all endeavors.
Examples of student engagement have included:
A critical component of a liberal education is the capacity to see human experience from the point of view of others who encounter and interpret the world in significantly different ways.
The courses listed below contain components that center on diversity and inclusion. Focus areas may include populations like minorities or impoverished groups; relationships between gender, culture and power; and the privilege and marginalization in the economics, politics or ecology of societies.
ANTH 411 Global Perspectives on the Human Condition
ASL 435 Introduction to American Sign Language I
ASL 436 American Sign Language II
ASL 531 American Sign Language III
ASL 532 American Sign Language IV
ASL 599 Special Topics in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies
ASL 621 American Sign Language Discourse I
ASL 622 American Sign Language Discourse II
BUS 705 Business Ethics
CA 501 Internship/Communication in the Urban Community
CA 502 Image and Sound
CA 539 Communicating in Families
CA 536 LGBT Images and Perspectives
CA 540 Public Relations
CA 601 Exploring Relationships
CA 612 Narrative
CHIN 401 Elementary Chinese I
CHIN 401 Elementary Chinese II
CHIN 503 Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 504 Intermediate Chinese II
CMN 455 Introduction to Media Studies
CMN 456 Propaganda and Persuasion
CMN 457 Introduction to Language and Social Interaction
COMP 560 Ethics and the Law in the Digital Age
ECN 640 Business Law and Economics
EDU 500 Exploring Teaching
EDUC 703F/803F Teaching Elementary School Science
EDUC 703M/803M Teaching Elementary Social Studies
EDUC 700/800 Educational Structure and Change
EDUC 897 Language and Culture in Schools
EDUC 957 Collaborative Models of Teaching, Learning and Leading
ENGL 595 Writing Fiction – Topic Dependent
ENGL 681 Introduction to African Literatures in English
ENGL 785 Major Women Writers
ENGL 787 Culture and Theory in Digital Age
ENGL 792/892 Teaching Literature and Literacy
ENGL 797/800 Women Behaving Badly
ENGL 994 Practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
FREN 401 Elementary French I
FREN 402 Elementary French II
GEOG 401 Regional Geography of the Non-Western World
HIST 421 World History to the 16th Century
HIST 425 Islamic Civilization
HIST 425W Foreign Cultures/Egypt
HIST 435W Origins of European Society
HIST 600 Exploring War and Political Violence in Modern History
HLS 580 Environmental and Human Security
INTR 430 Introduction to Interpretation
INTR 438 A Socio/Cultural Perspective on the Deaf Community
INTR 439 Ethics and Professional Standards for Interpreters
INTR 539 Comparative Linguistic Analysis for Interpreters
INTR 540 Translation
INTR 599 Interpreting in Classroom: K-12
INTR 599 Frozen Text Translation
INTR 630 Consecutive Interpretation I
INTR 636 Consecutive Interpretation II
INTR 732 Simultaneous Interpretation
INTR 734 Field Experience and Seminar I
INTR 735 Field Experience and Seminar II
ITAL 401 Elementary Italian I
ITAL 402 Elementary Italian II
MUSI 401 Introduction to Music
MUSI 405 Survey of Music in America
PHIL 430 Ethics and Society
PHIL 436 Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 450 Environmental Ethics
PHP 900 Public Health Care Systems
PHP 902 Environmental Health
PHP 904 Social and Behavioral Health
PHP 905 Public Health Administration
PHP 907 Public Health Policy
PHP 908 Public Health Ethics
PHP 922 Public Health Economics
PHP 936 Global Public Health
POLT 402 American Politics and Government
POLT 403 US in World Affairs
POLT 507 Politics of Crime and Justice
PS 407 Politics Law and Contemporary Society
PS 505 Political Violence and Terrorism
PS 508 Supreme Court in US Society
PS 510 Politics of Food
PS 514 Model United Nations
PS 651 International Human Rights**
PS 702 International Relations – Interdisciplinary Approach
SOC 400 Introductory Sociology
SPAN 401 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 402 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 403 Review of Spanish
SPAN 503 Intermediate Spanish
THDA 441 Exploring Musical Theater
USMT 526 Social Justice and Student Leadership
**Topic will vary from semester to semester while maintaining a diversity component.
This is a standing committee of the college, made up of faculty, staff and students whose mission is to support the college community in cultivating a climate that promotes human dignity and human rights, intellectual honesty and civil discourse, mutual respect and an appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual.
The Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Committee:
College faculty, staff and students participate in an array of inclusive excellence professional development opportunities for student access, student success and quality learning. An example of these development opportunities are:
UNH's Safe Zones Trainings are professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to advance awareness, knowledge, and skills around the services and support that we provide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students and colleagues.
A professional development opportunity for UNH faculty, staff, and student leaders to further their understanding of social justice and diversity issues.
The University of New Hampshire is a public institution with a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity for all. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran’s status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services, or activities.
Inquiries regarding discriminatory harassment should be directed to Donna Marie Sorrentino, Director of Affirmative Action and Equity, Room 305 Thompson Hall, 105 Main Street, Durham, N.H. 03824, phone (603) 862-2930 (Voice) or (603) 862-1527 (TTY), fax (603) 862-2936; or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, phone (617) 289-0111, fax (617) 289-0150.
There are various grievance procedures to provide for the resolution of complaints under this policy. Information may be obtained at the Affirmative Action and Equity Office or on the Affirmative Action and Equity Web site.
UNH seeks to make our campus a safe and supportive environment that cultivates learning and personal growth for all students. As part of our commitment and to comply with recent federal mandates, all entering students are required to participate in a module “Creating a Safe Campus at UNH”. The module covers federal and New Hampshire law and UNH rights, rules, responsibilities and resources concerning sexual violence, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and unwanted sexual contact, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
UNH Manchester works with the Director of Affirmative Action and Equity and Title IX Compliance coordinator on matters relating to Title IX.
reportit! at UNH is the place to report and learn about incidents of bias or hate, discrimination and/or harassment directed to members of our UNH community and guests. Anonymous reports may be submitted. By submitting a report or learning more about this type of behavior, you help us to improve our campus and community climate.
If you have observed or experienced an incident of bias or hate, discrimination and/or harassment, please report the incident using the reportit!_form or contact the Affirmative Action and Equity Office at email@example.com or (603) 862-2930 Voice / (603) 862-1527 TTY / 7-1-1 Relay NH.
reportit! is a collaboration of the Affirmative Action and Equity Office, Student and Academic Services, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, and the President's Commissions. The reportit! initiative began in 2002 in order to provide the UNH community with additional ways to report incidents of hate, bias, discrimination and harassment.
The University of New Hampshire is committed to creating and ensuring a safe, welcoming and equitable campus.
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