Affirmative Action/Equity & Diversity Statement
The University of Nebraska recruits and encourages individuals, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin or religious beliefs, as faculty, students, staff and administrators at this institution. We also believe certain groups in the American experience have been historically denied and placed at significant disadvantage to pursue economic and academic opportunities, through systemic and institutional gender and racial bias. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.
In 1991, the Board of Regents established goals and strategies to enhance the recruitment and retention of women. In 1993, the Board of Regents established goals and strategies to enhance the recruitment and retention of minorities. Annual progress reports are presented to the Board by faculty and staff who comprise campus commissions on the status of women and campus diversity commissions. Campus-based initiatives provide a wealth of resources to students, faculty, staff and the community.
ADA Compliance Office
The Office of Diversity, Access and Inclusion administers university-wide award and grant programs that recognize and honor students, faculty, staff, administrative units and campuses whose efforts support NU’s Strategic Framework goals relating to diversity and equity.
Inclusive Excellence Collaboration Award
Award Background and Overview
Each year the University of Nebraska presents up to six faculty members and one department or unit with the President’s Excellence Awards—our most prestigious honors for success in the classroom, laboratory and community. This year we’re proud to announce the addition of a new award, the Inclusive Excellence Collaboration Award (IECA), which recognizes efforts that move the University toward inclusive excellence.
Funding Opportunities and Requirements
This award will honor significant and sustained efforts in diversity and inclusion between two or more University of Nebraska academic and/or administrative units or campuses. The honored administrative and/or academic departments/units or campuses will be awarded $25,000 to support diversity, access, and inclusion efforts on campus, an engraved plaque, and be featured on the University of Nebraska website.
The academic and/or administrative departments/units or campuses will exemplify significant advancement and proven outcomes in inclusive excellence evidenced by successful and sustainable diversity, access, and inclusion effort(s). Efforts must impact one or more of NU’s diversity and inclusion priority areas that correlate with the inclusive excellence framework, and the President’s Cornerstones. The award will only be given when merited and need not be made in any given year.
Timeline and Application
Nominations due November 1, 2018. For more detailed information, see below.
Inclusive Excellence Development Grants
Grant Background and Overview
Inclusive Excellence Development Grants provide system-level support for implementing or strengthening initiatives that advance diversity, access, and inclusion on an NU campus. These initiatives should lead to equitable outcomes in one or more of the following priority areas:
The goals of the grants: to foster a campus environment that includes a multiplicity of backgrounds, to help recruit and retain the talent needed to advance the University of Nebraska, and to make NU the best place in the nation to be a student, faculty or staff member.
Funding Opportunities and Requirements
A total of eight grants up to $3,000 each will be offered per calendar year in two funding cycles. The grants will be offered through the Office of Diversity, Access, and Inclusion as funds are available. Projects and initiatives must include collaboration across groups, offices, departments or divisions, and may include external University partners. Only activities that are free and open to the University community will be funded. Funding cannot be utilized for off-campus travel or to support salaries.
For more detailed information, see below.
Applications and Timeline
The University of Nebraska’s four campuses offer a wide array of programs involving faculty, staff and students in multi-cultural organizations, events, courses, resources and community relationships. These include such exciting endeavors as the Virginia-Nebraska Alliance at UNMC – designed to recruit minority students into health fields, the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies at UNO, and the Diversity Resources office at UNL. Visit our campus diversity and equity offices for more information:
UNK Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
Equal Opportunity/Human Resources