What we do
UConn Hartford's Advocacy & Community Engagement team works collaboratively to support student success and community goals as part of the university's mission to provide life transformative education. Our office is an access point for enhancing our university values of social justice advocacy, community engagement, equity, diversity, inclusion, and antiracist practice. We actualize our values through four approaches: sharing institutional resources; convening conversations around social responsibility; supporting community partners; and cultivating student leadership and activism. Advocating for a just community requires that we be proximate and responsive to the unfavorable conditions of our shared reality, to engage together, and to re-imagine and co-create a more just future for everyone.
We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the territory of the Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, and Lenape Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations. We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land, and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their example.
News & Events
USG Helps Build a Home in Hartford’s North End
On April 8th, 2022, five members of the UConn Hartford Undergraduate Student Government (USG) partnered with Habitat for Humanity of North Central Connecticut (Habitat) to help build a new construction home in Hartford’s North End that will welcome a mother and her young child by the month’s end. With hammers, power drills, and paintbrushes in […][Read More]
Conference on Anti-Racism to be Held at UConn Hartford
April 1, 2022 | Mike Enright ’88 (CLAS), University Communications A two-day conference on “Anti-Racism in Education and the Community” will take place on Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 at UConn Hartford and is open to all UConn faculty, staff, students and community partners. The two days of presentations and speakers will be highlighted by […][Read More]
Students design, produce air filter boxes to donate to library
UCONN HARTFORD – Thirty-one students in Professor Adrian Weidmann’s ENGR 1166 (Foundations of Engineering) class designed a total of six air filter systems and donated them all to UConn Hartford community partner – and neighbor – the Hartford Public Library. The project was undertaken in conjunction with the Storrs and Avery Point campuses and all […][Read More]