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Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion

University of New Haven Intercultural Relations

The Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion assists the University in promoting cultural diversity, awareness, and sensitivity throughout the campus community. Its programs, services and activities promote cultural identity and understanding within a multicultural environment. 

All members of the University community – regardless of background – are welcome and encouraged to stop by and chat with the Director, browse the Student Center, and attend the Center’s sponsored events.

  1. Meet the Staff

    Juan Hernandez
    Director for the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion 

    The Director for the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for the daily operations of the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion and supervises the student employees. He is also responsible for promoting cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity through the coordination of campus-wide educational and social programs celebrating the campus’ diversity. Other responsibilities include serving as a resource, advocate and principal advisor on diversity issues to the campus community and specifically to underrepresented students; and collaborating with various University offices and departments to promote the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students.

    Juan Hernandez has been the Director for the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion since September 2016 when he joined the UNH community. He graduated in 2013 from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History. In 2015, he earned his Master’s degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Education Policy from Trinity College. 

  2. Get Involved

    Students can get involved in the work of the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion as a Diversity Peer Educator or as a student employee! Contact the Director for more information on these opportunities!

  3. S.U.N. Program

    Mission: The SUN Program has been created to assist in building relationships between student organizations. We ask that all requests reflect a collaboration or partnership between at least two organizations that do not currently have a long-standing history of collaborating with one another. Student groups are also encouraged to co-sponsor with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs departments.

    Vision: The SUN Program empowers UNH student leaders to create and maintain an inclusive campus environment where cultural similarities are explored and differences are embraced.

    For more about S.U.N., click here.