Diversity & Inclusion in the School of Fine Arts

The power of the arts resides in fully embracing human diversity in every dimension of culture, expression, and identity.  The arts have a unique ability to touch hearts and minds, and therefore are uniquely empowered to enact transformational change leading to a more equitable, just, and harmonious world. We dedicate ourselves to the creation, preservation, and interpretation of the arts across cultures and art forms that reflect and value the full range of human identity and experience.


We strive to foster a vibrant and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff so that we can fully undertake our Research 1, Land Grant mission to provide wide access to excellent educational opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels; engage in creative and scholarly research that addresses arts across cultures as well as at the highest levels; and serve Connecticut and the larger society by developing the state’s creative economy and engaging our state’s communities, especially underserved communities.


Our vision is that SFA will be a place that continually aspires to become more fully diverse, equitable, and inclusive. The School will be recognized as a center of excellence for DEI work at the university and within higher education.  We will embrace the ongoing work of building and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all dimensions of our community of faculty, staff, students, audiences, and alumni; our teaching; our research and creative work; and our public programming and engagement.


The University of Connecticut values and supports diversity in many ways. To learn more please visit UConn Diversity, its Resources page, and the Office of Institutional Equity.