Diversity at UConn
One community. Many cultures.
UConn is a community that values the contributions of all of our members and the distinct backgrounds we all represent. Here, we practice compassion, understanding, and respect. We embrace and celebrate you for who you are. Together we committed to supporting each other as Huskies.
With more than 90 countries and 43 U.S. states represented in UConn's student body, your peers will come from different cultures and ethnicities throughout the world. Exchanging intellectual ideas and socializing with students who are different than you is critical in developing a global view and instrumental in learning to approach challenges from a fresh perspective.
Your experience at UConn will extend far beyond academic discovery. Within our academic core, we offer more than 115 majors that are as diverse as our campus, including areas of study such as Africana Studies; Human Rights; Judaic Studies; Latino and Latin American Studies; Urban and Community Studies; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
of first-year Huskies are Connecticut residents
of Huskies are first-generation students
of first-year Huskies are racial & ethnic minorities
Academic institutes and resources include, but are not limited to:
- Africana Studies Institute
- Asian American Studies Institute
- School of Business Office of Diversity & Inclusion
- Diversity Initiatives & Student Enrichment in the School of Engineering
- El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies
- Neag School of Education Diversity in Teacher Education
- Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Institutional resources include, but are not limited to:
- Center for Academic Programs
- Office for Diversity and Inclusion
- Center for Students with Disabilities
- Office of Institutional Equity
The University’s six cultural centers/programs promote awareness and enrich campus diversity through educational programs, leadership opportunities, outreach, and more.
The centers offer an atmosphere of support, guidance, and advocacy when needed – and host some of the most popular student events on campus. Likewise, International Student and Scholar Services provides resources on practical matters.
UConn celebrates religious diversity as well, with active places for worship and observance, as well as faith-based student organizations on campus.