As a public institution of higher education, the University of Cincinnati has an unquestionable interest in the creation of an inclusive, welcoming university community. We recognize a very broad concept of diversity that includes commonly recognized considerations such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability status, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religion and regional or national origin.
The educational benefits of a widely diverse campus community are many: exposure to multi-dimensional aspects of individuals and groups, opportunities to examine stereotypes, as well as variances in perspectives and thinking that ultimately enhance the learning process. Additionally, a diverse campus is essential to producing a vital workforce and preparing students for effective citizenship and public discourse in an increasingly diverse America.
There are many ways that alumni and friends can enhance support our efforts. From bolstering initiatives that foster diversity and inclusion — such as scholarships, special learning opportunities and enhanced support programs for students. A comprehensive list of priorities can be found below. For more information about giving to benefit diversity and inclusion at UC, please contact:
Vice President for Development
University of Cincinnati Foundation