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Access & Diversity Center

Mission Statement

The mission of the Access and Diversity Center is to create an affirming and supportive environment for LGBTQA+, Multicultural, and Nontraditional students. We achieve this by implementing effective programming that supports the academic, cultural, and social experiences of students from diverse backgrounds. We partner with faculty, staff, and students to design activities that foster an acceptance and deeper understanding of difference. We also provide leadership for positive change that creates a campus and community environment that respects and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A Message from the Access and Diversity Center

Many of us are struggling to reconcile the outcome of the recent election with the values we hold close. Members of our campus community feel uneasy and concerned for their well-being in the wake of the rhetoric that targeted several populations including, Muslims, people of color, people with disabilities, women, immigrants, and survivors of sexual assault.

Feelings of disbelief, anxiety, and grief are real.

This is a time to dig deep to support our fellow Aggies and to hold one another with abiding respect. We must continue to move forward. There will be difficult conversations. There will be differing viewpoints. We must find a way to move forward together, united by our commitment to inclusivity, equality, and compassion. The staff at the Access and Diversity Center are here to help. Our office is open and available to gather, to connect, and to support.

The ADC reaffirms the principle of inclusion as described in USU Policy 305: “Utah State University is committed to providing an environment free from harassment and other forms of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 and older), disability, or status as a protected veteran. Consistent with its prohibition against sex discrimination, Utah State University prohibits and is committed to addressing and preventing sexual violence.”

If you have experienced an incidence of bias, discrimination, or harassment, there are resources available.

USU Campus Police Emergency: 911 | Dispatch: 435-797-1939 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 435-797-1012 | TSC 306

Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information (SAAVI) Hotline: 435-797-RAPE (7273) | Office: 435-797-1510 | Student Health & Wellness 850 East 1200 North, Logan, Ut

USU Title IX Coordinator (sexual harassment including all forms of sexual violence) Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Office | 435-797-1266 Old Main, Room 161

Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Office 435-797-1266 | Old Main, Room 161

The Access and Diversity Center 435-797-1728 | TSC 315

Additional Resources:

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