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University of New Hampshire

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
105 Main St
Durham, New Hampshire 03284
Phone
(800) 735-2964
Email address
admissions@unh.edu
School Information
"We’re New Hampshire’s flagship public research institution. This means we share a special commitment to pursuing research that contributes to the greater good. With award-winning faculty, cutting-edge facilities and a main campus within reach of everything from the mountains and ocean to the major metropolitan hub of Boston, we put you at the edge of possible." The university enrolls over 15,400 students, has an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and offers over 200 academic programs. (Source: https://unh.edu/main/about-unh) (Source: https://unh.edu/main/facts-figures)
General Information
The University of New Hampshire issued a statement which laid out its Black Lives Matter action plan. The university, in the plan, committed to embedding the study of racism into the undergraduate curriculum. However, no specific changes or steps were outlined to accomplish this. An update on curriculum changes is expected. It is unclear whether this change will include the addition of C.R.T. into the curriculum. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Embedding study of racism into the undergraduate curriculum.
Resources
  • The University of New Hampshire's Lecturers United Union called for the university to become "Anti-Fascist". The union claims the university hosted "hateful and dangerous individuals and organizations on campus."
  • In efforts to promote diversity, the University Dean elevated the school’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Committee as a standing committee and launched the anti-racist book share program to confront racism and white privilege.
  • The University of New Hampshire instituted a 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge for students, faculty and staff each spring to address racial inequalities.
  • The University of New Hampshire Career and Professional Success (CaPS) program helps “employers establish or enhance their work around diversity and inclusion by providing them with resources, consultation, and recognition.”
Symbolic Actions
  • The University of New Hampshire’s Beauregard Center for Equity, Freedom and Justice works to build “a more inclusive, equitable, and socially just campus.” On May 12, 2021, they hosted a separate graduation celebration for “Students of Color, LGBTQIA+ Students, Students of Diverse Religious Faiths/Cultures/Spiritualities, Students with Disabilities, and Aspiring Ally Students.”
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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