We will engage the College of Health and Human Services’ faculty, staff, and students in the effort to provide an equitable and safe environment for personal, academic, and professional growth regardless of one’s ethnic or racial identification. As a predominantly White institution, we acknowledge the College’s responsibility to actively address overt and systemic racism. With a focused effort we hope to better prepare our faculty, staff, and students to serve in diverse communities within UNH, NH, and beyond. Furthermore, our collective duty is to tangibly address the culture of the College with respect to the experience of marginalized students and to appropriately respond to incidents of racism, bias, and micro-aggressions. We aim to achieve these objectives by utilizing new and existing resources within the University through critical examination and changes to:
- Training and education opportunities for CHHS staff, faculty, and students around issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
- Procedures, practices, policies, and the culture within the college (e.g. hiring practices, creation of bias incident policies, etc.)
- Curricular changes to fill the gaps within all CHHS departments to ensure that all students graduate from UNH with a solid foundation in DEI practice.