The diversity within our university is a distinct advantage that we celebrate and nurture. We ensure learning occurs through meaningful discussion of shared and different experiences, viewpoints, and ideas.
Our Community of Bears is comprised of individuals with many different perspectives and identities. We believe in providing access and educating our community, empowering individuals, and developing leaders and responsible global citizens.
Educate Yourself on COVID-19 Stigma
"Stigma is associated with a lack of knowledge about how COVID-19 spreads, a need to blame someone, fears about disease adn death, and gossip that spreads rumors and myths.
Quick Reads on COVID-19 Stigma
- Reducing Stigma: An article published by the CDC
- COVID-19 (coronavirus) stigma: What it is and how to reduce it- Mayo Clinic
- A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma (pdf) - World Health Organization
Meet Dr. Tobias Guzmán, Chief Diversity Officer
Dr. Tobias Guzmán serves as the Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and is responsible for the subdivision of Equity and Inclusion which includes all operations associated with the seven cultural and resource centers, and the departments of Dining Services (catering, vending and board operations) and Housing & Residential Education.
Dr. Guzmán approaches his work with a focus on building relationships and fostering a culture of care. These central tenets drive a culture of care philosophy where students and their experiences are a top priority. He works diligently to provide students with the necessary resources they need to progress along their path to success.
Inside UNC: Equity & Inclusion
Welcome to Spring 2021 from CWGE
Welcome (and welcome back) to the Spring 2021 semester (not to mention a whole new year)! As we start this new semester, staff of the Center for Women’s and Gender Equity would like to extend warm greetings, introduce our Center and let you know what we have going on over the next couple of months.
January 11, 2021
César Chávez Cultural Center 35th Anniversary: Interview with Dr. Silvana Gorton (Served 1998-2000)
This year, on September 3, the César Chávez Cultural Center celebrated their 35th Anniversary. “A Legacy of Paying it Forward” is the theme and the starting point for asking past directors of the Center, how they've "paid it forward" through the years during and after their time at UNC.
January 04, 2021
Dr. Jill Biden is a Doctor: An Intersectional Conversation
On December 11, 2020, an Opinion article was published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) titled, “Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an M.D.” Writer Joseph Epstein requested that Dr. Jill Biden drop the prefix “Dr.” because not only does it sound fraudulent, but comedic as well. In a mere eight paragraphs, hurt was created. And yet, an outpouring of support followed. This blog provides an opportunity to process your own experience while holding space for an intersectional conversation.
December 18, 2020
I always loved how diverse UNC is and learning all these places people come from...
- Alexis Loma, Class of 2020