Diversity & Inclusion

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The University of New Hampshire and the UNH Graduate School is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all graduate students. We offer an array of student groups, offices, recruitment initiatives, resources and funding opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds to ensure their success while in graduate school. We encourage you to contact the Graduate School with questions and suggestions about our available resources.

If you are looking into becoming more involved in campus organizations, the University of New Hampshire has several student groups that graduate students of diverse backgrounds can join. Follow the links below to find out more information.

Student Organizations and Diversity support coalitions

  • Black Student Union
    • The Black Student Union (BSU) provides black students and allies a safe space to gain knowledge and a sense of self while also educating the UNH community on issues such as black culture and social justice.
  • Hillel
    • Hillel is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for Jewish students and students interested in Jewish culture.
  • Native American Cultural Association
    • The Native American Cultural Association is dedicated to sharing knowledge about indigenous peoples of the Americas through stories, speakers and more.
  • MOSAICO
    • MOSAICO is the Latino/Latina/Latinx student organization that educates and shares the cultures and traditions from various Latin American countries.
  • Stonewall grads
    • Stonewall Grads is a social based organization for supporting LGBTQA+ people in the graduate community and people of all levels.
  • For other multicultural student groups at UNH, follow the link below:

Comprised of master's and doctoral students representing the cross-sections of U.S. underrepresented graduate students (e.g., colleges, gender) that advises the Graduate School deans on retention and recruitment-related initiatives. The board meets in-person monthly, and has a particular focus on building community for the underrepresented population. Will develop an "Underrepresented Graduate Student Organization", which will be governed by ABUGS.

For more information contact: Dovev.Levine@unh.edu or grad.assist@unh.edu.

The University of New Hampshire has several offices that focus on retention and community for underrepresented students. Follow the links below to find out more information about what these offices have to offer.

  • The Beauregard Center
    • The Beauregard Center is committed to working collaboratively with the whole UNH community to create a more inclusive, equitable, and socially just campus through education, advising, advocacy and community building.
  • Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)
    • The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides immigration advising and support and corrdinates programs to bring our international, campus and local communities together.
  • Graduate Student Senate Ad-hoc Diversity Committee
    • The Graduate Student Senate creates ad-hoc committees to address immediate needs for the student body.

The UNH Graduate School has long standing initiatives geared towards the recruitment and of underrepresented students. The Graduate School supports colleges and program efforts towards the recruitment of underrepresented graduate students.

For information on available resources and funding, please contact Dovev Levine.

Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP)

  • The Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP) program is a consortium composed of 15 universities and colleges (inlcuding five minority-serving institutions), whose goal is to work cooperatively to increase the number of underrepresented U.S. minority students recieving doctoral degrees and become faculty members, with a particular emphasis in STEM fields. Founded in 1999, and under the Administrative leadership of the UNH Graduate School since 2018, this consortium has successes in an array of fronts, including collaborative work on recruitment and retention activities and innovative research regarding supports and challenges facing underrepresented graduate students.
    • "UNH is proud to take the lead in continuing this important work to increase diversity in graduate education, particularly in STEM fields. NEAGEP has made great strides and we are committed to ensuring it only grows." - Wayne Jones, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs via UNH Today

UNH also provides several resources provided via the Affirmative Action and Equity Office to creae a safe community for all students. Below you will find links to the resources we offer on reporting biased for creating a safe community on campus: