At our core, UNE is a student-centered institution dedicated to fostering a community in which all members feel a true sense of belonging and where their identities are affirmed and honored. By celebrating the diversity of our backgrounds, examining our lived experiences, and sharing our perspectives, we seek to cultivate a campus culture of inclusion and equity that respects the contributions we all make toward an enriching campus experience.    

Our Values

Associate provost for Community, Equity, and Diversity Chris Hunt, Ed.D., discusses opportunities for members of the UNE community to engage around issues of DEI.

Get Involved

Words can only get us so far — living our values requires action. There are many ways at UNE to actively advance the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Participate in an existing student organization or one of several working groups and committees. Attend an event, like the Forums on Fridays. Or, reach out to the Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity to share your ideas for a next step in our community conversation.

How To Get Involved

Forums on Fridays

Forums on Fridays is a series of community gatherings that invite students, faculty, and professional staff to actively participate in discussions on topics that impact our UNE campuses, the local region, and our greater society. Please join us to engage in these important conversations.

View Upcoming and Past Forums on Fridays

The Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity

The Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity engages and collaborates with students, faculty, and professional staff to foster inclusivity and embrace equity and diversity across UNE’s campuses, in its curriculum, through professional development, and in its recruitment and retention practices. Additional offices and committees across the University support this work. 

Available resources


Seal of the Office of the President of the University of New England
President Herbert's Statement on the Derek Chauvin Verdict
Asian support statement
Statement in Solidarity with UNE’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Eddie S. Glaude Jr, Ph.D.
UNE hosts Princeton scholar Eddie S. Glaude Jr. for discussion on race and democracy

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