Diversity & Inclusion

The College of Humanities Committee for Diversity & Inclusion is charged with sending recommendations for implementing and practicing inclusive excellence across the board in the College. All recommendations are sent to Dean Alain-Philippe Durand and corresponding resources and guidelines will be provided here, as well as campus-wide resources hosted on the website for Diversity & Inclusion.

COH Diversity Statement

At the College of Humanities (COH), we pursue diversity and inclusiveness not as mere objectives for reaching social and institutional equity, but as philosophical principles for human understanding. We view all human stories and identities as complex, recognizing that they emerge in situated social, geographical, historical, and material circumstances. We recognize that it is impossible to engage diversity with a single language, a single story, a single history, or a single point of view. Hence, in COH we dedicate ourselves to multiculturalism, multilingualism, expansive narratives, and diverse perspectives. In recognition of the fact that human stories and identities through history are shaped by unjust social relations that still exist today, all of our practices—hiring, promotion, research, teaching, training, learning, outreach, and beyond—are guided by the principles of equity and inclusion.

In our undertakings, we strive to provide a safe, inclusive, and open intellectual environment where we show each other mutual respect regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, learning styles, or political viewpoints. COH recognizes that only through the research of and immersion in different cultures and languages can humanity overcome the disparities and violence resulting from xenophobia, racism, sexism, homophobia, class-based or income struggles, and gender bias, and other prejudices underlying the still-prevalent assumption that some lives matter less than others. COH is committed to diversity and inclusiveness as part of our intellectual and social responsibility to our students as we prepare them for leadership in our local, national, and global communities.

In COH, we are committed to humanizing the world, and we enact this commitment through our integral role in fulfilling the University of Arizona's land grant mission. We are dedicated to fostering excellence in all students and encouraging them to practice principles of equity and inclusion. We are committed to attracting and retaining students, faculty, and staff who embrace and sustain diverse practices, beliefs, and backgrounds. In aspiring to create a context that respects the academic freedom and civil rights of all COH members and partners, we are steadfast in our goal to advance the ideals of diversity, inclusivity, and equity in everything that we do.