Related DEI Statements

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acted against racial injustice with love for Black people and with conviction for what was possible for everyone when Black Lives Matter. MLK’s legacy is one of action and community. His legacy requires us to acknowledge the pain and to take collective action to address systemic injustices.

UConn and its Office for Diversity and Inclusion are committed to upholding MLK’s legacy by working in solidarity as a community to uplift Black and other minoritized people and communities. In this video, we name the pain and we name the community action we are taking to work toward racial justice at UConn. We do this because actions speak louder than words, but our words and commitments matter. Most of all, we do this because at UConn we are clear that Black Lives Matter.


The collective strength and intellectual power of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reside in the diversity of its community. Our learning and research successes are built on a variety of perspectives, people, and experiences. The College, therefore, is committed to building and enhancing a diverse and equitable faculty, staff, and student community, and to supporting innovative research and learning experiences that will shape a better tomorrow for all people. For more >>


logo of the National Communication Association

The National Communication Association is a major professional organization for scholars in the discipline of communication. NCA’s commitment to inclusivity flows from its mission statement in seeking to cultivate an organization in which all members feel valued and respected, as well as enabled and supported to achieve their professional interests in teaching, research, and service. NCA’s framework for inclusivity encompasses all the ways that individuals or groups differ, while also focusing explicitly on historically underrepresented persons/groups in the categories of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, ability, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and their intersections. For more >>