UAA Diversity Statement

 With freedom of speech being at our core, UAA strives to create an inclusive, respectful campus community that promotes and embraces our individual differences. We unite in our belief that diversity includes understanding and respecting differences in ideas, religion, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, and socioeconomic status. We celebrate diversity in all of our educational and employment endeavors.

Affirmative Action, EEO & Diversity

 Although equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity are all different, they are interrelated and directed toward achieving equal opportunity in the workplace. Diversity and affirmative action each broaden the concept of equal employment opportunity in different ways. Diversity, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action together provide a strong foundation for the system's efforts to achieve a fair and inclusive workplace.

Affirmative Action

  • Targets Outreach to Underutilized Groups
  • Helps Prevent Discrimination
  • Measures Good Faith Efforts in Making Affirmative Action Progress for Minorities and Women
  • Legally Mandated
Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Eliminates Discrimination in University Policies and Practices
  • Provides Equal Access and Opportunity
  • Legally Mandated
  • Inclusive of All Groups
  • Focuses in Developing and Environment that  Maximizes the Potential of All Employees by Valuing Diversity Interpersonally and Institutionally
  • Business Necessity Given Workforce Trends Broader than Ethnicity, Race, and Gender
  • Not Legally Mandated

Diversity Resources

 UAA is a comprehensive university committed to providing a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment for its faculty, staff, students, and visitors. We strive to provide you, and the entire UAA community with greater access to diversity resources in hopes of creating more opportunity, participation, and awareness of diversity efforts at UAA.

Diversity Resources for Students

Faculty Senate Diversity Committee

Diversity Action Council

National Coalition Building Institute