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

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


Dr. Chris Hunt writes an essay on MLK

Living King’s Dreams or His Nightmares

Chris Hunt, Ed.D, reflects on his role as UNE's first associate provost for Community, Equity, and Diversity and his hopes to make UNE a more inclusive, equitable institution of higher learning.

A look into the world of Dr. G. Christopher Hunt

The annual Donna M. Loring lecture will address health disparities among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color peoples

Annual Donna M. Loring Lecture to address COVID-19 racial health disparities on Oct. 27

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