Office of Diversity & Inclusion

The Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity fortified its infrastructure with the creation of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and a new position, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. The office and its director Shani Barrax Moore, who joined UNT in February, is responsible for the supervision of the Multicultural Center and the Pride Alliance, providing diversity and inclusion training that facilitates cultural humility and intentional inclusion, and developing strategic partnerships through community engagement. The unit has re-evaluated and restructured its programming and practices through a strategic and intentional lens in its program offerings, practices, processes, and people.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) provides learning and development opportunities to students, faculty, and staff; develops meaningful and effective internal and external partnerships, and provides strategic direction for the Multicultural Center and Pride Alliance. The Office’s mission and vision is congruent with the strategic direction of the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity:

Mission

The University of North Texas Office of Diversity and Inclusion facilitates the development of a socially just and intentionally inclusive environment for the university community through:

  • Cultural Humility and Inclusion
  • Education and Identity Development
  • Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships

Vision

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion envisions a University of North Texas campus community where social justice is reflected in policies, practices, programs and people.

The office has also engaged in an alignment of the centers' programmatic focus through three primary lenses:

  • Campus Education: Identity-based programs that highlight or expand the awareness of UNT student populations via information, mentoring, and training
  • Engagement: Efforts that foster an environment affirming and celebrating all identities and provide opportunities for personal growth through partnership with campus and community organizations
  • Student Success: Resources and services focusing on students' academic, professional, and identity-based development

Multicultural Center

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Pride Alliance

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Staff

Shani Barrax MooreShani Barrax Moore, Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Shani became a diversity and inclusion practitioner nearly 17 years ago after a career in public relations and marketing. She brings her extensive training, program management, and strategic partnership development experience to the division’s new strategic direction.

 

 

 

Teresita Hurtado-RamosTeresita Hurtado Ramos, Assistant Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Teresita Hurtado Ramos assists with training delivery, the development of strategic partnerships, and program management.

 

 

 

 

Jenny RoachJenny Roach, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

UNT alum Jenny Roach manages the office’s training requests and assists with internal and external communication.

 

 

 

 

Related Links

Student Support Task Force

Special Interest Group Networks (SIGNs)

Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships

2016-17 Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity Annual Report

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Click here to download the latest issue of the Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity annual Report.

 

 

 

 

2015-16 Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity Annual Report

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Click here to download the 2015-16 issue of the Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity annual Report.

 

 

 

 

Multicultural Center and Pride Alliance Programming Survey Report

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Click here to download the latest issue of the Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity annual Report.

 

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 Facebook: @UNTDiversityInclusion