Diversity & Inclusion and Equity Resources

Diversity and Inclusion

Harness the Power of Diversity: Every Wildcat, Every Day

At the University of Arizona, we embed the principles of diversity and equity into Every Wildcat, Every Day - practicing both inclusion and compassion in every interaction from every office, division, and college. We believe in tackling the greatest global challenges of today and tomorrow through action-oriented, community-based inclusive excellence. Our institutional strength is fueled by the rich cultural tapestry made up of every member of our campus community that brings their true, authentic selves to Thrive, Excel, and Achieve at the University of Arizona!

Cultural and Resources Centers

Student Clubs & Organizations

At the University of Arizona, there are so many ways to get involved, celebrate diversity and meet new people. Here you’ll find a wide range of clubs and organizations that provide academic, cultural and personal support, as well as serve an advocacy role.

Institutional Equity

Support for All

At the University of Arizona, we strive to create a working, learning and living community where all members and visitors feel welcomed and valued.

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) is committed to supporting a campus culture where all members of our community have equitable access to academic and professional opportunities and are supported in their individual and collective pursuits and efforts.

Equity Commitment

The Office of Institutional Equity acts to ensure equal opportunity and safeguard the civil rights of University community members. This commitment is demonstrated to individuals and the community through ongoing outreach, education and collective response and resolution as well as advocacy and collaboration with colleagues and administrative partners. 

Equity Investigations

The Office of Institutional Equity is responsible for reviewing and, where appropriate, objectively investigating complains of discrimination and harassment in accordance with the Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy. Where investigations establish discrimination or harassment, actions are taken to remediate the impact of discriminatory conduct. OIE also objectively addresses and investigates complaints of sex discrimination and sexual harassment (including sexual misconduct) against students. 

Creating an Equitable Environment for All 

Discrimination and Harassment

The University prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and genetic information. 

Title IX

In alignment with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University of Arizona prohibits all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, such as sexual assault, interpersonal violence and stalking. 

Community Resources

We welcome all members of the University community to reach out to the Office of Institutional Equity if they have a concern, need assistance or support, or would like to provide a referral or a report of discriminatory conduct.

Orientation Accommodations

Requesting Accommodations

We want to ensure our program is accessible for incoming students, families, and guests. Students can request accommodations as part of the orientation registration process though their Next Steps Center. Accommodations range from—but are not limited to—dietary restrictions, mobility access, American Sign Language interpretation, and large print materials.

Questions about access or to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate full participation in this event such as American Sign Language interpretation, CART captioning, captioned video, Braille or electronic text, etc. please contact our office at orientation@arizona.edu. Make sure you always contact us via your CatMail account and include your full legal name, date of birth, and Student ID number on all email communications.