Diversity Support Centers & Research Units
Numerous centers, units, and organizations at the UA promote academic excellence through their focus on creating an accessible and inclusive campus climate for faculty, staff, and students.
Access and Inclusion, Student Affairs forms a unique partnership in which current UA students reach into the middle and high schools to encourage, inform, and mentor future students. This collaboration focuses on increasing the pipeline for underrepresented students and ensuring their success while they are here.
- African American Student Affairs
Facilitates a support system that helps students achieve academic excellence and an enriching African American cultural experience at the University of Arizona.
- Asian Pacific American Student Affairs
Promotes student success for the diverse East Asian, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi or South Asian American communities on campus.
- Chicano Hispano Student Affairs
Creates a safe and welcoming environment that supports academic success, develops leadership, and embraces Chicano/Hispano students’ cultural identity.
- Early Academic Outreach
Increases the number of ethnic minority, low-income, and first-generation college-bound students who are eligible to enter a degree program at a university.
- Native American Student Affairs
Provides culturally sensitive academic counseling and support services to American Indian/Alaskan Native students enabling them to achieve academic excellence.
ASUA Pride Alliance
Offers a secure, supportive social and academic environment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals, as well as straight ally students at the University of Arizona and in the Tucson community.
ASUA Women’s Resource Center
Provides resources and information to the UA community about women's issues.
Child Care and Family Care Resources
Dedicated to increasing resiliency, workplace effectiveness and productivity in employees and the organization.
Center for Research on Equity and Opportunity/ADVANCE
Actively advances the research and scientific reputation of the University of Arizona by promoting faculty diversity and the equitable treatment of faculty.
Disability Resource Center
The office designated by the University to lead our community in the creation of welcoming and inclusive campus environments.
Equity, Access, and Inclusion
Admissions actively recruits students from diverse backgrounds (ethnic groups, socioeconomic status and first generation) to The University of Arizona. Provides diversity inclusion programming, counselor education, high school visitation programs, early outreach, and encourages community involvement.
Graduate College Diversity Programs
Provides advising to assist prospective students in the admission process and in obtaining financial support for graduate school and fosters opportunities for graduate students to build community ties, to strengthen their networking skills, and to enhance their professional development.
Indian Cooperative Extension
Features the programs of extension professionals who work almost exclusively in Indian Country--defined as Indian reservations, communities and tribal jurisdictional areas.
Advocates for international students, provides liaison with academic and other departments, as well as local, state, federal and foreign agencies; provides immigration and tax advising and opportunities to interact with the Tucson community.
Works to build, sustain and strengthen a safe, inclusive, and open environment for faculty, staff, appointed professionals, students, and alumni of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
Office of institutional Equity
Upholds the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity in its admissions, employment, educational programs, and activities and to take affirmative action in employment and advancement of covered veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minorities.
Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs
Improves Arizonans health care through fostering and achieving cultural equity and sensitivity within the state's educational and health care systems.
Programs for Inclusive Excellence, Office of the President
The Special Advisor to the President for Diversity and Inclusion (SAP-DI) provides the President guidance on strengthening the University’s on-going efforts to build institutional capacity for inclusion and excellence in education, research, and community engagement.
The Special Advisor to the President for Native American Affairs
Serves as the President’s key advisor in further developing the University’s significant relationships with our 23 Native Nations within the State of Arizona.
Works not only to share the fruits of our research through vigorous and effective outreach programs, but to promote social equity and justice in the surrounding community and state.
Veteran’s Education and Transition Services
Offers individualized services to improve the experience of all vets at the UA. The VETS Office is a casual safe place for student veterans to relax and study.
Diversity Research Units
UA produces cutting-edge diversity research to solve some of our society’s most complex problems.
Arizona Hispanic Center for Excellence
Enhances health research on the Latino/Hispanic population in the Southwest, and improves the cultural competency of health care services for Latino/Hispanic communities.
Center for Research on Equity and Opportunity, ADVANCE
Seeks to actively advance the UA’s research and scientific reputation by ensuring all scientists regardless of gender have the opportunity to excel and to be recognized for their achievement.
Disability Studies Collaborative
Seeks to examine how addressing disability in its full complexity can promote the participation, self-determination, and equal citizenship of people with disabilities in society.
Indigenous People Public Policy and Law Program
Constantly involved in a wide variety of projects, including drafting tribal codes, serving as tribal attorneys, prosecutors and defense counsel, clerking for tribal judges and writing policy manuals.
Serves to develop curriculum, promote research and present public programming that addresses the histories, politics and cultures of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Arizona, nationally and globally.
Millennial Student Project
Follows the class of 2009, assessing students' perspectives on diversity and following their development.
Native American Cancer Research Partnership
Committed to alleviating the unequal burden of cancer among Native Americans of the Southwest by equipping the next generation of researchers and health care professionals with the tools needed to bring about sustained improvement of health to Native American communities.
Native People’s Technical Assistance Office
Provides a comprehensive program of university-based technical assistance, technology transfer and research, and educational opportunities for Native peoples across Arizona and beyond.
Southwest Institute for Research on Women
Improves the lives of women and girls, through interdisciplinary and collaborative research and action projects covering a broad spectrum of issues ranging from health and wellness to education, employment and the arts.
Veteran’s Reintegration and Education Project
Assists in the successful educational advancement and reintegration of disabled veterans through the development of physical, academic, social and career skills that provide the opportunity for the pursuit of a postsecondary degree and future job placement; and the development of clear empirical data to support the program components and document success. Student Veterans Exploring Disability Dynamics by Amanda Kraus.