Diversity & Inclusion in DSA


Division of Student Affairs - Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives - 2019-2020

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to seeking out, identifying, understanding, and removing barriers to full participation and belonging among students, faculty, and staff.
We recognize our responsibility to foster an open, welcoming environment where students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds can collaboratively learn, work, and serve.

We commit to engaging in an ongoing dialogue and to work together to address challenges in a way that removes barriers to success and promotes a culture of inclusivity, compassion, and mutual respect. The competencies gained through diverse experiences across our campus prepare all of our students, staff, and faculty to thrive personally and professionally in a global society.

View DSA Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Division-Wide Diversity Training Plan
Direct Reports Diversity Plans
Diversity Training Assessment Results
Moving Forward Together Update

DSA Diversity Council

The DSA Diversity Council was created in 2018 and is charged with reviewing and advocating for critical diversity issues and developing division-wide resources related to diversity and inclusion. Membership on the DSA Diversity Council is very intentional to ensure all levels and areas of the division, as well as diverse perspectives, are represented.

List of Members Co-Chairs:

  • Melissa McGuire – Engagement
  • Bethany Evans – Counseling
  • Tomas Sanchez – Housing


  • Byron Bailey - Student Veteran Services
  • Meredith Buie - Housing
  • Michael Council - Rise Center
  • Derrick Cripps - Dining Services
  • Jacob Doering - Office of Disability Access
  • Eva Lozano - TRIO
  • Taylor Mireles - First Generation Success Center
  • Iftin Mohamed - Student Legal Services
  • Jansi Raj - Health and Wellness
  • Kevin Sanders - DSA Frisco
  • Kristina Sesay - Student Union

Diversity Council Initiatives



Holidays & Heritage Months  Heritage Holiday Calendar Identity Based Community Resources Climate Survey Results Best Practices in Hiring Diverse Staff  Guided Conversations Request EAB Focus Groups Summary and Next Steps Our Community Presentation Print Personal Development Plan Print Reflection Questions DSA DC Accessibility Guide for Meetings and Programs

DSA Diversity Library

The Division of Student Affairs purchased books requested by staff across the division to encourage and support a healthy dialogue that leads us to action regarding issues of systemic racial inequity.

In order to share more titles with more people, we have requested staff share their books after reading so that others can access them. The library is housed in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office in the Hurley Administration Building, Suite 207.

DSA Diversity Library List

If after reviewing the list of books we have available, you don't see a book you are looking for or are interested in, you can recommend a book to the Diversity Council to review. Each summer, the Diversity Council will recommend 10 new books to add to the library.

Recommend a Book to the DSA DEI Library


Messages from the Vice President for Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs takes seriously our responsibility to help lead the way in the fight against racism and bias and creating social justice and equity for our students, staff, and faculty. Read previous messages from Vice President Dr. Elizabeth With to the UNT community::

Report Racist or Unjust Acts

If you witness racist or unjust acts on our campus or toward any of our community members, please speak out. If you experience or witness racism committed by a student, please report it. Suspected violations committed by faculty or staff members should be reported to Equal Opportunity. The Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity also has more information on how to be a more effective ally.