The Utah Board of Higher Education is committed to working alongside all 16 public colleges and universities to intervene in widening opportunity gaps for underserved and underrepresented students. As we move forward in this important work, we will continue reviewing and revising all institutional policies and procedures that create structural barriers to student, faculty, and staff success.
The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Workgroup is a standing workgroup to the Board of Higher Education. Its purpose is to foster collaboration and coordination among Board and System leadership and to cultivate and integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion awareness, transparency, and progress throughout the Utah System of Higher Education.
Utah Board of Higher Education Equity Resolution
Resolution to advance equitable systemic change within the Utah System of Higher Education.
WHEREAS, Utah continues to see significant gaps in postsecondary enrollment and completion by race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status; and
WHEREAS, the Utah Board of Higher Education is committed to joining with all 16 public higher education institutions across the state to intervene in widening higher education enrollment and completion disparities for underrepresented students; and
Utah Board of Higher Education Positive Impact of Dreamers Resolution
Resolution to Recognize the Positive Impact of Dreamers in the Utah System of Higher Education
WHEREAS, the Utah Board of Higher Education recognizes that underrepresented students face intractable structural barriers as they work to access, persist, and complete higher education and that the Board must take bolder steps to serve underrepresented students in higher education; and
“As the Utah System of Higher Education, we stand behind education as the greatest tool for dismantling the racism, oppression, and marginalization that plagues our country today. While we acknowledge the power of education to transform lives and communities, in Utah and abroad, we recognize, as W. Edwards Deming so eloquently stated, that “every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.”
Utah Board of Higher Education
November 2020 Utah Board of Higher Education Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Meeting Resources
January 2021 Utah Board of Higher Education Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Meeting Resources
March 2021 Utah Board of Higher Education Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Meeting Resources