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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion works collaboratively with UNT System campuses and system DEI advisory groups, as well as with campus HR leaders, to ensure that higher education is accessible to everyone.

The UNT System is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion by investing in talent and culture across UNT World, with a focus on driving progress toward aspirational goals that will enhance our system-wide efforts to be a leader in embracing and developing diverse students, faculty and staff. 

DEI Mission

To individually guide each member to realize that equity, diversity and inclusion are active strategies for achieving a variety of thoughts, viewpoints and ideas that lead to greater innovation and success; and closely reflect and embrace all diversity dimensions in an equitable and inclusive fashion.

 

Diversity

All the ways in which people differ, encompassing characteristics that make us different from one another. Diversity is all-inclusive.  A broad definition includes race, ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, physical appearance.  It also includes different ideas, perspectives, and values.

Equity

The fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement of all people while eliminating barriers, increasing justice and fairness within procedures, processes, and distribution of resources.

Inclusion

Authentically bringing traditionally excluded individuals and/or groups into processes, activities, and decision/policy making in a way that shares power.  

More definitions like these can be found at: racialequitytools.org.

 

Questions?

Contact the Human Resources Records Center, Option 4, 1-855-878-7650 or email Equal Opportunity Office.

EO Investigator 214-571-2425
EO Investigator 214-571-4929

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