Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Awareness and respect for diversity and inclusion
Unity College builds opportunities for members of the college community to think critically about their assumptions, beliefs and values as they relate to all cultures. Our students, faculty and staff acquire skills to gain a foundational appreciation, awareness and respect for diversity and inclusion.
We are an unequivocal leader in sustainability science committed to producing a college culture engaged in intellectual conversations that focus on the environment and natural resources. A fundamental part of the Unity College learning experience includes preparing students to be resourceful in finding innovative solutions to environmental issues. Unity College also builds opportunities for members of the college community to think critically about their assumptions, beliefs, and values as they relate to culture.
We value a diverse college community where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to providing a learning and working environment that is free of discrimination, harassment or retaliation. Discrimination, harassment, or retaliation of individuals across the college community are against our policy and mission and will not be tolerated.
We welcome and support ALL members of our college community as well as collaborators and stakeholders. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expressions, gender identities, age, socioeconomic status, family status, marital status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected under local, state or federal laws in the recruitment and admission of students and in the recruitment and employment of employees. We have a dedicated group of students, faculty, and staff that serve as leaders, mentors and role models to ALL members of our college community.
We promote diversity as an exploration of differences in a safe, nurturing and welcoming educational environment where everyone sees their reflection represented in the artifacts and individuals across the college community. We believe the educational benefits of diversity include: developing cultural competency skills, fostering civic engagement, learning, and preparation for living in an increasingly global society.
We offer a variety of activities, food, and programs for students, faculty, and staff to promote a diverse and inclusive community where all are welcome and supported to be successful. The Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer has identified and documented campus diversity initiatives, resources, and opportunities that you may find helpful in meeting your academic and career goals. Unity College offers a wide variety of social, cultural, athletic, and educational opportunities:
- Wellness Center
- Resident Advisors
- Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA)
- Collaborative Learning Center
- Student Government Association
- Fishbowl Seminars Series
- Unity Experience Curriculum
- Business and International Track
Getting involved in clubs and organizations is part of making friends, developing leadership skills—and having fun! Check out the ever-evolving list of clubs here.
If you don’t find the type of club you’re looking for, why not start one? Contact one of your Student Government Association representatives or the Student Activities Coordinator with your idea!
Where can I find additional information
Contact the Office of the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO), Dr. Rana Johnson, by phone: (270) 509-7140 or by e-mail: RJohnson@unity.edu
“A college should be a door to the world for its students.” – Unity College Staff
“The richness of a college lies in the diversity of its students.” – Unity College Dean of Academic Support