Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources at the University of Utah

[Updated: 02-02-22]

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and Lassonde Studios are dedicated to building the most diverse and vibrant community possible. Our success and the success of our students depend on it. We are all better when we meet new people, explore new possibilities, support each other, and work together.

To help you get the most from your experience at Lassonde and the University of Utah, we assembled the list of resources below. Use them to achieve your goals and explore the many things available to you as a student at the U.

For general information and questions about many of these topics, we encourage you to contact the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. This office directs many related efforts across campus and is a good general resource. Visit their website at diversity.utah.edu.

Contact us if you would like to add or update a resource on the list below at lassonde@utah.edu or 801-587-3836.

Resources (A-Z)

ACCESS – Scholarship program for freshmen and transfer students committed to advancing gender equity in science and engineering. science.utah.edu/access

American Indian Resource Center – Resource and advocate for American Indian/Alaskan native student visibility and success on campus. diversity.utah.edu/centers/airc

Black Cultural Center – Black-centered research, culturally affirming educational initiatives, and service. diversity.utah.edu/centers/bcc

Center for Disability & Access – Accommodations and resources for students with disabilities. disability.utah.edu

Center for Equity and Student Belonging – A vibrant student center that works to support students academically, personally, socially, and culturally. diversity.utah.edu/centers/bcc

Center for Ethnic Student Affairs – Student resource for navigating institutional barriers in order to achieve academic excellence and develop advocacy skills. diversity.utah.edu/centers/cesa

Center for Student Wellness – Health education and services including victim-survivor advocates and bystander intervention training. wellness.utah.edu

Dream Center – Advocacy for undocumented students and mixed-status families from college access to graduation. dream.utah.edu

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) – Serves across the entire university system and leads this work for the university. diversity.utah.edu

Employee Assistance Program – Confidential counseling service that provides assistance with a variety of personal concerns. hr.utah.edu/benefits/eap.php

Huntsman Mental Health Institute – Inpatient treatment for individuals facing an acute mental health issue who are unable to remain safe in a less restrictive environment. healthcare.utah.edu/hmhi/treatments/hospital-inpatient-program

Independent Review Committee – Complaints about public safety personnel may be reported to the Independent Review Committee. safety.utah.edu/irc

International Center – Assists international students and scholars with visa and immigrations matters and cultural adjustment. The International Center also runs the Study Abroad program. internationalcenter.utah.edu

International Student & Scholar Services – Support and services for international students, faculty, and staff. isss.utah.edu

LGBT Resource Center – University-wide services for people with a queer range of (a)gender and (a)sexual experiences. lgbt.utah.edu

MESA – Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement program to help underrepresented minorities succeed in math, science, engineering, and technology-related careers. coe.utah.edu/diversity/mesa

Office of the Dean of Students – Advocate for students facing challenges to their success as students (academic adjustments, Behavioral Intervention Team, etc.). deanofstudents.utah.edu

Office for Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Title IX – Information on equal opportunity and affirmative actions rights and responsibilities, report discrimination incidents. oeo.utah.edu

Office for Inclusive Excellence – Anonymously report incidents of bias, request consultations and workshops. inclusive-excellence.utah.edu

Racist and Bias Incident Response Team – Bring together perspectives and processes from across the university in order to develop a coordinated approach to responding to racist and bias incidents on campus. diversity.utah.edu/initiatives/rbirt

Racist and/or Bias Incident Report Form – Report bias or hate incidents consisting of speech, conduct, or some other form of expression or action that is motivated wholly or in part by prejudice or bias. utah-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php

Resiliency Center – Promotes faculty and staff wellness through advocacy, collaboration and innovative programming focused on individual and system resilience. healthcare.utah.edu/wellness/resiliency-center

Safe U – A comprehensive website for all safety-related information, reporting and support resources, training and more at the University of Utah. safeu.utah.edu

Student Affairs Diversity Council – Founded in 2008, the Student Affairs Diversity Council (SADC) strives to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes the broad scope of diversity within the Division of Student Affairs. sadc.utah.edu

Student Success Advocates – Support your unique situation to help you succeed. ssa.utah.edu/tools-for-success.php

TRIO – Program for students who need academic assistance by provides advising, instruction, tutoring, and informational workshops. trio.utah.edu

University Counseling Center – Services and resources aimed to help student, staff, and faculty resolve problems, provide crisis support, reduce stress, manage anxiety, prevent potential problems. counselingcenter.utah.edu

University Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion – A department of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with the mission to create an inclusive climate while also addressing health and education inequities within the University of Utah Health. uofuhealth.utah.edu/inclusion

University Safety – Report a crime, safety escorts, emergency guides, etc. safety.utah.edu

Veterans Support Center – Liaison and resource to improve and enhance the success of student veterans. veteranscenter.utah.edu

Women’s Resource Center – Central resource for educational and support services for women. womenscenter.utah.edu