Diversity and Equity Initiatives

欢迎来到 Diversity and Equity Initiatives for the University of North Alabama. My name is Minnette Ellis and it is an honor and privilege to serve the campus community as the Chief Diversity Officer.

We serve the campus community through DEI education, advising and training, and university-wide programming. This site is both reflective and forward-facing as it relates to our campus diversity efforts and will hopefully serve as an informational tool, while also providing insight into the future of DEI at the University of North Alabama.

We hope to create an environment at UNA where all students, especially those of marginalized communities, are respected, 有价值的, and celebrated. We want to share resources that support students, contribute to creating spaces that foster a sense of community on campus, and empower students in their everyday lives during their time at UNA and beyond. As your Chief Diversity Officer, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to the DEI webpage. We encourage you to explore our webpage - where you will find an abundance of information on events, 活动, 项目, opportunities, and resources related to our DEI efforts.


Minnette Ellis

Chief Diversity Officer

The University of North Alabama

"I do think that treating everyone equally no matter where they came from, no matter who they are and what role they have is a big key because you never know who you’re talking to, 真的. You never know where they’ve been. You never know where they’re going. So, it just makes a lot of good sense to treat everyone the same and treat them well."  – Arlan Hamilton


Diversity in Action

任务, Vision, & 值

Strengthen UNA's continuing pursuit of being diverse, 公平的, and inclusive.

定义 & Glossary of Terms

View frequently utilized and/or referenced terms related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


欢迎来到 DEI. We are pleased to provide information to add to your toolkit.

Signature Programs

Browse our Signature Programs, we invite you to join us.

Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2020-2025

We are pleased to introduce our new Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan.


Engage With Us

Student Resources

The Office of DEI supports unique and innovative programming that serves the needs of diverse students.

Faculty Resources

The Office of DEI is pleased to release resources to assist faculty with search committees...

Staff Resources

The Staff Resource Center plays an integral role at the University, supporting vital services and...

Data and reports

The Office of DEI is committed to building a more diverse, 公平的, and inclusive campus environment...


Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UNA

Committees and Community Engagement

Shared governance is a structure and process for collaboration, and equity for matters related to...


Diversity and Inclusion Spotlight

Michael Reutter, Adjunct Instructor, American Sign Language

Jeremy Martin, Director, Disability Support Services/ADA Compliance

Kayla Holman, Student, The University of North Alabama


Join the DEI Conversation