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 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