Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Programs and Events

DIALOGUES ON DIVERSITY

The University of Toledo has been holding  virtual Dialogue and Diversity events since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis by a police officer in May 2020. His death sparked protests against systemic racism across the country and conversation here on campus.

Dialogues bring together students, faculty and staff, and community members to discuss hot-button issues relevant to our campus community and beyond. Past events focused on topics from whether a Gandhi sculpture should be added on our campus to combatting Asian hate and microaggression in our community.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. unity celebration

UToledo and the City of Toledo have partnered for 20 years to honor Dr. King’s life and mission. The annual event held on the national holiday in January features speakers, musicians, scholarship awards and more. Details about the 2022 celebration will be available as the event draws closer.

WOMXN OF COLOR SYMPOSIUM

This annual event hosted by The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women centers all women/identified faculty, staff, students and community members of color at the University. The symposium focuses on the rich historical and contemporary stories of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) womxn (cisgender, transgender and non-binary).

Inclusive Wall of Honor

The Wall of Honor recognizes the contributions of employees and alumni of the University of Toledo from underrepresented groups. These groups include, but are not limited to, racial minorities, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQA+ community. A new class of inductees will be awarded each academic year, while the previous awardees will be featured in an installation in the Lance Thompson Student Union.

Land Acknowledgment Statement

An acknowledgment of the land is a formal statement that recognizes Indigenous peoples as the traditional stewards of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous peoples and their traditional territories. Our UToledo statement may be read before public events and gatherings at the University.

Religious Days Calendar

We recognize that our students and employees have many faith traditions. To promote greater understanding of these traditions, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has collaborated with campus groups to create a calendar and explanation of many of the most significant religious holidays.

HERITAGE AND HISTORY MONTHS 

We celebrate our diversity during heritage and history months. Our planning committees are open to all UToledo students, faculty and staff. Please join us! Email omss@utoledo.edu if you’re interested.


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Last Updated: 11/8/21