The University of Arizona earned the designation of Hispanic Serving Institution from the U.S. Department of Education in 2018 for its success in the enrollment of Hispanic students and in providing educational opportunities to them.
At the UA Libraries we welcome everyone and every perspective—those that challenge us, motivate us to learn, and broaden our worldview. Diversity is one our five core values and we are proud to have been in the forefront of diversity efforts on campus for a number of years.
We strive to ensure:
Established in the summer of 2016, the Diversity, Social Justice and Equity Council (DSJEC) is charged with developing a sustainable and holistic approach to advancing diversity and inclusion for the Libraries through internal programming and assessment, advisement to leadership, and campus and community outreach.
In its first year, DSJEC launched a number of initiatives and trainings, including:
In 2018, these achievements were recognized when the University Libraries received the Diversity and Inclusion Award from the Society for Human Resource Management of Greater Tucson at its Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace ceremony.