Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Additional Resources

Please note this is not an exhaustive list but rather highlights a few of the many resources available on campus!

The mission of African American Student Affairs (AASA) is to facilitate a support system that helps students achieve academic excellence and an enriching African American cultural experience at UA.

The mission of the Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA) is to promote success for diverse East Asian, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi or South Asian American communities on campus. Visit the APASA website here.

The GPSC Basic Needs Microgrant (BNM) aims to support undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in times of great financial hardships. The goal is to alleviate some of the financial burden students might be experiencing by helping them with healthcare, academics, hygiene, childcare, transportation, and/or housing-related essential costs. The BNM is open to all students who demonstrate a genuine unmet financial need, and we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups including, but not limited to Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) students, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) students, first-generation students, single parents, international students, refugees, undocumented students, immigrant students, students with disabilities or chronic illnesses, and students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. 

The Crossroads Collaborative includes University of Arizona (UA) faculty, a postdoctoral research associate, graduate students, and youth-oriented community partners including, Eon/Wingspan, the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, Kore Press Grrls Literary Activism, Tucson Youth Poetry Slam, and YWCA Tucson. and is dedicated to advancing research, graduate training, public conversation, and ultimately social change in the area of youth, sexuality, health, and rights (YSHR). The Crossroads Collaborative aims to lead and engage others in an informed and productive dialogue around YSHR.

The Disability Resource Center ensures disability access for our campus. We work to create a universally designed campus and reduce the need for individual accommodations through proactive collaboration with University partners.

The Adalberto & Ana Guerrero Student Center aims to create a safe and inclusive environment through culturally affirming programs and events that cultivate a sense of belonging, build community, encourage critical reflection, and develop students’ as learners, leaders, professionals, and engaged citizens. Visit the Guerrero Student Center website here.

The Office of Lesbian, gay, Bisexual, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Affairs creates a safe space for thousands of students every year at UA through programs, training, event and the LGBTQ Resource Center in the Student Union. Visit LGBTQ website here.

The mission of UA Native American Student Affairs (NASA) is to provide culturally sensitive academic counseling and support services to American Indian/Alaskan Native students enabling them to achieve academic excellence. Visit the NASA website here.

The Pride Alliance Office is a resource center available to not only LGBTQ individuals, but all students, faculty, and staff. It is a safe place to seek advice and support.

University Religious Council (URC) is a collection of the ministers/directors of the religious/spiritual/cultural groups at the University of Arizona. This organization has been in existence since 1948, helping to provide spiritual support and growth to students.

The Women & Gender Resource Center serves as a hub for education, programming, collaborations, and advocacy on issues of gender and equity, giving special attention to the need for preventative measures around sexual assault and violence on our college campus. Our work occurs at the intersection of many identities such as race, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and ability.

The University of Arizona Veteran Alliance (UA Vet Ally) program trains campus-wide advocates to create a supportive campus culture for our military-connected students. UA Vet Allies are able to listen and recognize the capabilities of our military connected students and connect them with various campus resources. 

Training and Research Resources

Cientifico Latino, LLC aims to promote an environment of inclusivity in STEM and increase the number of scientists from minoritized backgrounds in higher education in the sciences through mentorship, open-access resources, and professional development opportunities.

This project highlights the stories of women neuroscientists at different career stages and from diverse backgrounds and subfields. Each scientist’s profile featured on this site is written based on an in-depth interview with curated questions underscoring her academic achievements and sources of motivation, as well as some of the challenges on her journey. https://www.storiesofwin.org/

  • UA MARC Program - The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program is a unique research, mentoring, financial opportunity for students belonging to a group considered underrepresented in biomedical research and who have interest and potential to pursue a Ph.D. or combined Ph.D. (e.g., MD/Ph.D.) degree.
  • ASEM Scholars Program - The Arizona Science, Engineering, and Math (ASEM) Scholars Program provides resources and support to promising students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM.
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC) - UROC provides participants with excellent research training and graduate school preparation.

Multicultural Guidelines: An Ecological Approach to Context, Identity, and Intersectionality, 2017 https://www.apa.org/about/policy/multicultural-guidelines


Books, Articles and Podcasts

Read the abstract on the American Psychological Association site.

Available at the UA Library

Neville, H. A., Gallardo, M. E., & Sue, D. W. (Eds.). (2016). The myth of racial color blindness: Manifestations, dynamics, and impact. American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/14754-000

Read the abstract on the American Psychological Association site. 

Bartholomew, T. T., Pérez-Rojas, A. E., Lockard, A. J., Joy, E. E., Robbins, K. A., Kang, E., & Maldonado-Aguiñiga, S. (2021). Therapists’ cultural comfort and clients’ distress: An initial exploration. Psychotherapy, 58(2), 275–281. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000331


Available at the UA Library

Nieto, Leticia, Margot F. Boyer, Liz Goodwin, Garth R. Johnson, Laurel Collier Smith, and John P. Hopkins. Beyond Inclusion, beyond Empowerment : A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone. Second Printing, Revised. ed. 2014. Print.

Available at the UA Library

Guthrie, Robert V. Even the Rat Was White : A Historical View of Psychology. New York: Harper & Row, 1976. Print.