Updated 4:41 p.m. October 9, 2020
Thank you to the 2500+ students, faculty, staff, and community members who participated in campus conversations across the 2019-2020 academic year. Your willingness to share your experiences and ideas is deeply appreciated and helpful in informing thinking on how to make the University of Arizona a more inclusive place. The Campus Conversation Initiative is now in the data analysis phase. We are working with units across campus to look at what we’ve learned from all that was shared in the campus conversations, and how we can move recommendations and suggestions into realities at the University of Arizona. We will be providing updates on this page with new work underway based on campus conversation data. We encourage you to check there for updates. If you are interested in collaborating on DEI work that builds on campus conversation data, please contact Jane Pizzolato (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you again for your participation and interest in the Campus Conversation Initiative.
Updated 5:36 p.m. March 16, 2020
As we all work to prioritize the health and safety of our campus community, we have made the decision to postpone all spring semester Campus Conversations. We have deeply appreciated student, faculty, and staff participation in previous Campus Conversations and we anticipate rescheduling these events at a later date. We will be in contact with you when updates are available. We encourage students who might need support or care during this time to reach out to us so that we can provide service and referral.
Thank you and be well.
Our UA community is incredibly diverse, and we want everyone to feel included and supported. We embrace and celebrate our status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an American Indian/Alaska Native Serving Institution, located in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region and on the original homelands of indigenous people. Creating an inclusive campus environment requires listening, collaboration, and responsiveness, and we are committed to doing this work.
We understand that divisions and inequities exist in our society and that this affects our campus community. Although our country may seem polarized, we aspire to create a learning environment where we can engage with one another to share viewpoints and explore ideas. We know that great solutions come from hearing each other’s unique perspectives, and that there is much that we can learn from one other. There will be times of disagreement, but we can approach these interactions with empathy and compassion to foster a community of care and connection.
We hope that you will participate in this year’s Campus Conversations and other opportunities to get to know our UA community members.