UNI NEWS SERVICES—The University of Northern Iowa's newly formed Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice will host an open house Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Center for Multicultural Education on the UNI campus. Information sessions will begin at 9 a.m., noon and 4 p.m.
The Center for Multicultural Education, Military & Veteran Student Services, and Gender & Sexuality Services have merged into a cohesive unit that will advance inclusion and social justice through advocacy and support of underrepresented and marginalized students, provide diversity education for all of its community members, and promote a safe and welcoming environment that fosters academic success, a sense of belonging, and respect for all people and cultures.
"UNI is embarking on exciting times as it relates to diversity and inclusion," said Jamie Butler Chidozie, director of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice. "Society is changing. Students are coming to our institution with varying experiences. We are aligning ourselves with that change. We want to message to all that UNI is not only a place where you belong but that we are expecting you. UNI will look different but also feel different, and that's good."
The open house on Jan. 24 is free and open to the public. For more information about the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, contact the office at 319-273-2250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761
Jamie Butler Chidozie, director, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, 319-273-2250, email@example.com