University Statement on Diversity
As an institution of higher learning, the University of Hartford strives to be more than merely a mirror of the larger society: it fosters learning and encourages the personal growth of students in an environment that promotes and celebrates diversity. Accordingly, our goals are
- to become an open, honest, disciplined, and caring community where the unique qualities of each person are fully appreciated;
- to create on the campus a community reasonably reflective of the racial and other diversity of the larger society, but in which that diversity is managed and supported for the benefit of all; and
- to balance the rights of individuals and the concerns of the institution, so that all of our members are treated with respect and the larger goals of the University are fully understood.
Each student, faculty member, and member of the staff deserves the full respect and courteous treatment of other members of the University family, regardless of race, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
Institutional efforts to promote community imply certain expectations regarding the behavior of members of the community. We do not tolerate acts of incivility, bigotry, violence, racial or sexual harassment, or substance abuse. Conduct counter to these expectations is considered to be a serious offense against our community and the rights of its members and will be dealt with severely.