HEED Award

2020 HEED Award Logo

UNT’s progress in creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus community has not gone unnoticed. For the third year in a row, INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine recognized the University of North Texas with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. The HEED Award is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. As befitting a “top college for diversity,” the Division’s activities and initiatives have continued to move UNT towards a greater IDEA — inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.


Hispanic-Serving Institution Status

The University of North Texas is now designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), allowing it to receive additional federal funds to support and expand programs for Hispanic students. To become eligible for this status, UNT must have at least 25 percent of its student body be Hispanic, have at least 37% of undergraduate students who are Pell grant eligible, as well as invest substantially in the instruction of all students.


HSI Programs


Moving Forward Together: UNT's Action Plan


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President Smatresk and UNT leaders from across the university worked together to create an action plan to ensure our university better incorporates initiatives targeted at advancing diversity and inclusion on campus.


Diversity Initiatives

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Campus Inclusion Climate Survey
Survey results posted

In the fall of 2018, UNT distributed its first ever campus-wide climate survey to identify strengths and opportunities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Training
Expand your D&I knowledge

Soon after COVID-19 lockdowns, Diversity & Inclusion moved their expansive library of trainings online.

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Multicultural Center Programs
Want to connect to culture?

The MC sponsors and hosts several programs, events, and groups on campus to increase cultural understanding in UNT's diverse community.

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Division Annual Reports
Past years' statistics and summaries

View a summarized report of UNT's population and the Division's initiatives that help led UNT to the Pathway to Diversity.