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University of Arizona

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1200 E University Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85721
(520) 621-2211
Email address
School Information
"As Arizona’s land-grant university, we are driven to do great things. It’s our passion to transform the lives of our student Wildcats and to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our state and the world." The university enrolls over 46,000 students, offers over 300 majors, and has a 15:1 student-faculty ratio. (Source:
General Information
The University of Arizona has not yet implemented a university-wide anti-racism initiative. However, a university project team is developing an "Anti-Racism Extended Reality Studio." No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Eller College of Management at UA offers many diversity, equity and inclusion trainings including; "Diversity and Inclusion in Education," "Inclusive Instructional Design," and "Dealing with Microaggression as an Employee."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • As of January 2022, General Education at AU includes "Diversity and Equity Attribute" courses. Classes with the Diversity and Equity Attribute would "focus on issues such as racism, classism, sexism, ableism, imperialism, colonialism, transphobia, xenophobia, and other structured inequities." The program's description also states that "It is our responsibility as Wildcats to promote greater social equity."
Disciplinary Measures
  • The University of Arizona has an "Incident Report Referral Form."
Program and Research Funding
  • A $50,000 grant has been given to help a University of Arizona team develop the "Anti-Racism Extended Reality Studio."
  • The University has a stated goal of transforming every aspect of campus life using Inclusive Excellence as its model: "We want to transform UA into the quintessential IE university for the 21st century. Achieving this goal will depend on how well the campus community values and engages the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni and community constituents. More than a short-term project or the effort of a single office, this comprehensive approach engages everyone in complete cultural institutional transformation by embedding and practicing IE in every endeavor, aspect and level of the university."
  • There are resources for "Bystander Intervention" and tools to "stand in solidarity."
  • The library offers numerous resources broken down by topics like "intersectionality" and "accountability."
  • UA's "Bias Education and Support Team" (BEST) is a "resource for members of the university community who believe they have experienced a bias-related incident for which they would like to receive support or facilitate communications when that incident would not be subject to investigation and accountability under the Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy."
  • The "Men of Color Initiatives" at UA "focuses on exploring the concepts of gender, race, power, and privilege and the influence they have on the experiences of men of color in college."
  • On September 28, 2022, AU held an event titled "'The Political Determinants of Health' – A Talk and Book Signing by Daniel Dawes." Dawes' book "provides an in-depth lens on the root causes of inequities, both published by Johns Hopkins Press are now nationally and internationally recognized and used as top health policy books."
  • UA's College of Nursing has a Health Detriments Science webpage which states, "Within health determinants science, our faculty are generating knowledge to inform our understanding of health equity, special and vulnerable populations, healthful aging, health promotion behavioral change, and community and environmental factors that affect both individual and public health."
  • On July 21, 2020, the Department of Health Sciences at UA published an article titled "Four Steps Can Reduce Unconscious Bias in Hiring," which states that "Overcoming implicit judgments can foster a more diverse academic community."
  • On March 17, 2023, UA hosted a virtual event titled "Writing Across the Curriculum: Coding, Encoding, and Decoding for Diversity," which gave teachers "...the chance to explore the effect of language" inside their curriculum and "a space to workshop one artifact" from their own classroom with a "DEI lens." 
  • On April 23, 2021, UA's College of Public Health hosted a virtual event titled "Stand Against Racism 2021: From Declarations to Change," and stated that "Stand Against Racism provides the opportunity for our community to discuss an issue that inspires us to take a #StandAgainstRacism and unite our voice with others to educate, advocate, and promote racial justice."
Symbolic Actions
  • University of Arizona Health Sciences announced its commitment to anti-racism. It also included links to Harvard's "Implicit Bias Test" as well as "Guidelines for Effective White Caucuses."
Last updated August 31st, 2023
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