Throughout the history of University of Phoenix, we’ve provided people from all backgrounds with access to quality higher education in an effort to help improve their lives. We not only recognize the diversity of our students, staff and faculty – we embrace it. We honor the differences of our University community – no matter their race and ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, ability or religion.
We’re committed to a community of awareness, acceptance and inclusion. It’s who we are.
The establishment of the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity in 2015 furthered our commitment to our diverse student body. Our goal is to develop and implement services, programs, initiatives and community engagement that promote inclusive and cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of diversity. Our vision for the University is to be recognized as a diverse institution of higher education preparing working adults for a global society.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity is involved with a number of national and local organizations focused on the needs of multicultural communities. Our goal is to be an active member of our community and gain a deeper understanding of how we can help our students rise. We currently have active memberships and partnerships with the following organizations:
- Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
- AZ Community Foundation
- National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)
- National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
- AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education
- Excelencia in Education, Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce
- Achieving My Purpose
- National Diversity Council
- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
- National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)
- AKARAMA Foundation
- US Black Chamber of Commerce
- AZ Diversity Leadership Alliance
Educational Partnerships and Initiatives
Our partnerships with nonprofit organizations aid in our efforts to spread awareness and help provide our University and local communities with additional support.
In 2015, we established a partnership with the National Action Network and One Solution. By joining forces, we hope to redevelop community schools across the country by better understanding the issues facing African American and Latino schools and surrounding communities.
Together, we launched the documentary Saving Tomorrow, Today: The Curriculum of New America.
This film focuses on the challenges African American and Latino youth face today in hopes of identifying non-traditional solutions to these issues.
Our partnership provides a platform for members of school districts, educators and parents to gather and share information critical to the success of students.