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Our Commitment to Inclusivity

COH Diversity task Force

Department COH Diversity, Equity,  & Inclusion Task Force

Dean's Office

Michael Middleton, Associate Dean
Dean's Office Natalie Montoya, Director of Operations
Communication Isabelle Freiling
English David Roh
Lepa Marinkovski
Environmental Humanities Melissa Parks
History Eric Herschthal
International & Area Studies Stacie Cuadro
Linguistics Kassidy Ezra Ray
Philosophy Cynthia Stark
World Languages & Cultures Derek Driggs
Writing & Rhetoric Studies Samah Elbelazi
Graduate Student Representative

Keola Kinghorn
Jose Coreas

Undergraduate Student Representative Naomi Castillo
Jack Nemelka 

The College of Humanities is committed to fostering the intellectual development of all campus members and helping our students, staff, and faculty reach for their professional goals. 

Understanding that we have much to learn, we are committed to gaining a more complex understanding of issues that challenge the respectful climate an academic setting demands.  These include racial microaggressions, biases against women and LGBTQ+ individuals, and intolerance towards people’s citizenship status, disabilities, politics, and religion.  We commit to providing training to individuals within our units so that faculty, advisors, staff, and other students will better understand the problems and challenges that are daily faced by these groups so that we can act with greater understanding at all levels of campus life. Our aim is to create and sustain a College climate where all individuals treat each other with respect and dignity.

We are committed to developing strategies that work proactively to achieve these aims.  We feel passionately that the College of Humanities must become and remain an environment where all individuals are physically safe, so that we all can stretch our minds to places that may feel intellectually unfamiliar, but that excite the mind and lead to new discoveries that benefit societies here and around the globe.  In this way, the efforts of the College align with the University’s effort toward “Celebrating U Completely.”
Celebrating U Completely seeks to embrace and honor the rich and varied identities and lived experiences that make up the University of Utah campus. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Ability/Disability
  • Age
  • Body Image
  • Citizenship
  • Education
  • Familial Status
  • Gender
  • Immigration Status
  • Indigeneity 
  • Language
  • Military Status
  • Neurodiversity
  • Race/Ethnicity/Culture
  • Religion/Faith
  • Rural/Suburban/Urban
  • Sexuality
  • Socioeconomic Status 
To learn more about university-wide efforts, please visit:


Last Updated: 11/30/23