Diversity Mini-Grants available

Diversity Grants are awarded by the Diversity Council to UNI projects and events that enhance awareness of and education about issues of diversity at UNI.  Diversity Grants align with the definition, mission and vision of diversity at UNI. Anyone enrolled at UNI or working at the institution may apply for up to $1,500 to support diversity-related projects and initiatives. For more information or to access the application, please click here.


NISG creates Diversity Matters Fund for student organizations

The Diversity Matters Fund was created to provide a new, unique and flexible funding source to collaborating UNI student organizations, and to supplement those monies already available from other sources.


Update your International Profile:

Faculty and staff are invited to update the international field in the Professional Interest Database. This database allows the campus community to search for faculty and staff with certain interest or expertise in a county or geographical location. To add, delete or edit your information, email oipevents@uni.edu.


Upcoming Event:


Veteran's Week: Novemeber 10-November 14 

*Check the Diversity Calendar to see a list of events to take place during this week!





Congratulations to the 2014 Diversity Matters Award Winners

Front row, from left: Paul Sapp, Samantha Swanson, Nick Sullivan and Victoria DeFrancisco.
Back row, from left: President Bill Ruud, Gloria Gibson, Kathy Green, Bryant Dowd, Alicia Jessip, Keynote Speaker Regina Dixon-Reeves, and Chair of the Diversity Council and Vice President for Student Affairs Terry Hogan.

Winners of the Diversity Matters Award were announced on January 22 at the Sixth Annual Diversity Town Hall.  Award winners were:

  • Bryant Dowd, Record Analyst, Office of Admissions
  • Kathy Green, Director, University Health Services
  • Alicia Jessip, Senior, communication studies and Spanish major
  • Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco, Professor, Department of Communication Studies; and Diversity Fellow in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Gloria Gibson, Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Paul Sapp, Transfer Student Coordinator, Office of Admissions
  • Nick Sullivan, Director, Student Support Services
  • Samantha Swanson, Sophomore, elementary education major


UNI makes “Best for Vets”

Best for Vets

Military Times has announced that UNI is among those institutions chosen for its Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 rankings.      

The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times placed a new emphasis on academic rigor this year when conducting and scoring the fourth annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey, a highly respected 150-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans.

Best for Vets provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a school or degree program will truly benefit them. The rankings factored in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill, and availability of specific programs to help service members. The extensive evaluation process also factored in statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, including student loan default rates, retention rates, graduation rates and student-faculty ratio.