Hosted by the Graduate School and its Advisory Board for Underrepresented Graduate Students, this series is dedicated to engaging New Hampshire-based practitioners of equity and inclusion with their peers outside of the Granite State. As communities and institutions seek to address racial and social justice, we believe that consistent and frequent dialogue on equity and inclusion-related issues is critical, along with bringing new perspectives into our sphere. This series is a cornerstone of these efforts at the graduate level. You can find full video recordings of each event on the Critical Dialogue Series UNH Media channel.
Diversity & Inclusion
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 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 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.
- Alliance is the primary LGBTQIAP+ student group at UNH. We welcome people of all orientations and identities! Each week we have a discussion, guest speaker, or other activity related to the LGBTQIAP+ community. These meetings provide an opportunity for learning, venting, healing, relaxing, having fun, and building community.
- United Asian Coalition (UAC)
- The United Asian Coalition (UAC), a student organization under the Diversity Support Coalition (DSC), promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion. UAC celebrates and educates fellow UNH students and community about Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander cultures.
- 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.
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 coordinates 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.
- The Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP) program is a consortium composed of 15 universities and colleges (including five minority-serving institutions), whose goal is to work cooperatively to increase the number of underrepresented U.S. minority students receiving 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
- These resources are intended to help support reflection, dialogue, and action by graduate education leaders, faculty, staff, and students interested in social justice in graduate education programs and institutions. They are useful for providing background information to inform work on social justice issues in graduate education, or for sharing directly with members in your communities.
UNH also provides several resources through the Office of Community, Equity & Diversity and the Affirmative Action and Equity Office to create 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:
- Reporting Bias
- The Bias Response and Support Coordinator operates out of the Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity and serves as a resource to students, faculty & staff across UNH campuses. Contact Sharon Tarleton at Sharon.Tarleton@unh.edu for more information.
- "The Affirmative Action and Equity Office (AA&EO) makes every effort to keep the UNH community informed by providing resources and records of reported bias and hate incidents." (Cite: https://www.unh.edu/affirmativeaction/bias-response-protocol-bias-and-hate-incident-reports)
- Reporting Bias, Harassment and Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, Hazing