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.
Director for the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion
The Director for the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for the daily operations of the Myatt 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 Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion since September 2016 when he joined the University of New Haven 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.
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!
The mission of the Diversity Peer Educators is to generate a comfortable climate where students can accept themselves while discovering similarities and embracing differences within the community.
The mission of the University of New Haven Safe Zone Program is to create a safe environment for anyone who is questioning or wishes to celebrate differences in sexuality, sexual identity, and/or gender identity. Through education, outreach, community resources, and identifying allies, we will promote understanding and support to students, faculty, staff and families.