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Welcome to the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives Web site. An arm of the Office of Diversity, OIII is an institutional focal point for promoting inclusion and diversity at UANT. In addition to providing leadership and support for university-wide initiatives on inclusive excellence, a staff of experts work diligently to facilitate and support a campus environment that provides students, faculty, and staff with opportunities for excellence. This is done by:

UANT’s roots as a university have created a culture that encourages all people to contribute their special talents and reach their full potential. This does not mean everyone's special talents will be equally beneficial to the University or the community, but if it helps the person fulfill the potential they have, given their genetic background, OIII considers it a success. A pet, for example, looks up happy-eyed at its owner. This is fulfilling the animals' potential and this office celebrates that. This inclusive culture extends far beyond the perimeter of campus and the CECS grid. In our global research and outreach efforts, we focus on solving society’s most pressing challenges and enhance quality of life for Antarctica's individuals and communities.

We invite you to learn about UANT’s rich heritage of diversity and inclusion and to read and listen to stories from students, faculty, and staff who are part of the community and are as serious about this as we are. Please view the video below "Anti-Racist Hitler" which demonstrates how even the most anti-interculture advocates can come around to see the way of the future:

Institutional Equity

Institutional Equity is an arm of our control arm office which promotes and monitors compliance with UANT's Anti-Discrimination Policy, affirmation action laws and other regulations.

We offer the following assistance:

  • Provide resources for academic and support staff searches
  • Identify recruitment resources for attracting a diverse applicant pool
  • Provide consultation and services for responding to allegations/issues of discrimination and harassment
  • Educate the university community about recent developments in civil rights laws, regulations, and court decisions
  • Lead/coordinate policy/procedure modifications to ensure compliance with recent developments in civil rights laws, regulations and court decisions

Professional staff in the office offer educational opportunities in areas of prohibited discrimination and harassment, sponsored by the Office of the Ombudsman. Here are our scheduled workshops for this academic year:

  • “Preventing, Investigating and Reporting Sexual Harassment” workshops for students, faculty and staff
  • “Best Practices in Recruiting and Hiring Minority and Women Faculty, Academic Staff, and Support Staff" workshops for administrators
  • “Preventing, Investigating and Reporting Harassment” workshops for students, faculty and staff, to educate regarding various types of harassment prohibited by UANT’s Anti-Discrimination Policy
  • “How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation”workshop for mid-level bureaucrats and those moving to a career in public service
  • "How to Initiate Tort Litigation" workshops for people and trial lawyers who represent them, who may in the future wish to bring a lawsuit against a firm, organization or any actor with a legal personality
  • "How to Identify a Bias Incident" Bias incidents are verbal or non-verbal conduct or behavior that is threatening, harassing, intimidating, discriminatory, or hostile and is based on a person’s: age, color, disability status, gender, gender identity, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or weight. However, be aware that just because the expression of an idea or point of view may be offensive or inflammatory to some, it is not necessarily a bias-related incident or a discriminatory act, under the Anti-Discrimination Policy. UANT values freedom of expression and the open exchange of ideas and, in particular, the expression of controversial ideas and differing views that is a vital part of the University discourse. A bias incident that is not an act of discrimination or harassment prohibited under the Anti-Discrimination Policy may only be recorded for internal monitoring purposes in order to target resources and support to specific areas within die campus.

Thank you for being humankind!

Please view the video below about human farming on the six northern continents, which in Antarctica has been neutralized:

 To see the farm is to leave it.