The Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity has established several Special Interest Group Networks (SIGNs) to help members of the UNT community - students, faculty, staff, and alumni - have a voice on matters of diversity and inclusion. The groups meet throughout the calendar year and work to partner with other campus and community groups to impact diversity and inclusion at UNT.

The following employee resource groups have been created according to administrative university role, race/ethnicity, gender identity and orientation, disability, and religious affiliation categories. If you have any questions please contact Damian Torres at


In addition to these groups, the office also supports, in conjunction with the Office of Faculty Success, the following Faculty Mentoring Groups:

Kathleen HobsonKathleen Hobson, Director

Kathleen joined the Pride Alliance staff in June 2014 as the inaugural Student Services Coordinator. Kathleen served in this role for one year and was hired as the Assistant Director (acting Director) in September 2015, when the position was created.




Alex SylvesterAlex Sylvester, Student Services Coordinator

Alex Sylvester (they, them, theirs) is an radical trans activist and educator. Alex is from rural coastal Oregon and received their Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon before teaching high school for two years in Louisiana. After teaching, Alex completed their Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration at Michigan State University. Alex joined the Pride Alliance in 2017.



Grace OttenGrace Otten, Graphic Design Student Assistant

Grace is a first year student at UNT, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Pre- Communication Design. Grace joined the Pride Alliance staff in March 2016.

Damian TorresDamian Torres, Director

Damian joined the Multicultural Center in June 2013 as a Graduate Assistant. Damian served in that role for one year, was hired as the assistant director in May 2014, and became the director in the Spring of 2016. Damian is a graduate of the University of North Texas and holds a master's degree in Higher Education and a bachelor's in Emergency Administration and Planning.





Lauren WhitemanLauren Whiteman, Student Services Coordinator






Shabaz BrownShabaz Brown, Student Services Coordinator






Pamela FullerPamela Fuller, Administrative Coordinator (Pride Alliance and Multicultural Center)






The Pride Alliance welcomes students who have an interest in giving back to the UNT community through service. If you would like to volunteer with the Pride Alliance, please follow the link below to fill out our volunteer application. Volunteer opportunities range from helping out in our office to helping out with our campus wide and community wide programs. We would love to have you join us.

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