University of Northern Iowa Strategic Plan: Goal I:
The University of Northern Iowa is committed to championing diversity as a core value of our university community. UNI will create and maintain a diverse, respectful and inclusive work and learning environment in order to prepare the university community for a constantly evolving world and so that inclusive excellence becomes the norm. This work will include challenging beliefs and practices that discriminate against, degrade, or diminish a group within our community based on the group members' innate characteristics. We believe that valuing diversity is a necessary foundation for inclusion, and that inclusive excellence provides a learning environment for our students and our community that prepares us for a dynamic, interconnected world.
Provide a campus culture that reflects and values the evolving diversity of society and promotes inclusion.
The Chief Diversity Officer, Gwenne Berry, is seeking to re-establish the three racial and ethnic
affinity groups: African American, Hispanic/Latino/LatinX, and Asian American. Those
interested in being members should send an email to Berry at Diversity@,
indicating in the body of that message the group with which they identify or want to join.
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