Once again featured in The Princeton Review’s must-see annual guide to the nation’s top colleges and universities, New Haven University has been praised by its students for its inclusive community, dedicated faculty, and wide variety of student organizations. .
September 10, 2021
Adrielys Gomez ’22 started the fall semester 2021 by meeting with several of her classmates, as well as members of the Student Affairs staff, to discuss programs and initiatives that help ensure students feel accepted and belonging. at campus.
Gomez, an economics student and diversity peer educator, is the Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DCI) of the Undergraduate Student Government Association. In this role, she strives to promote and advance DCI initiatives, ensuring that students feel represented and included in all decisions that are made. One of its objectives is to enrich the feeling of inclusion among the members of Charger Nation.
“My overall impression of the diversity at the University is that we have made great strides and there is always more to be done in terms of DCI,” said Gomez, founding president of the Muslim Students Association. of the University. “It is essential to value diversity. We are at the university, a place that includes people from all walks of life, all sexual orientations, all religions, etc. We empower people to learn better when we celebrate who we are. Celebrating diversity is rewarding because we learn a lot about others while also learning more about ourselves. ”
“We salute the University of New Haven”
Gomez isn’t alone in praising the University’s welcoming community and diversity initiatives. Students praised the University’s “refreshing and diverse campus” in the 30th edition of the Princeton Review for its popular guide for prospective students and their families. The education services company has included the university among its “387 Best Colleges: 2022 Edition,” which profiles and recommends the nation’s top schools for undergraduates. The University was also included in its list of “Best Regional Colleges” for the Northeast.
“Being recognized by The Princeton Review is particularly gratifying because of the authors’ emphasis on evaluating the direct experience of students in their assessment of the best colleges and universities in the country,” said the president of the New Haven University, Steve Kaplan, Ph.D. “All of our students play a vital role in creating a welcoming, inclusive and diverse community, and I commend all Chargers for cultivating an atmosphere in which students have the support they need to be successful. “
The book includes less than 15% of all four-year colleges in the United States, profiling them but not ranking them. The Princeton Review chooses colleges based on the data it collects each year from administrators, as well as data gathered from surveys of students who assess and report on aspects of their schools, such as its community offerings. and academic.
“We salute the University of New Haven for its outstanding academics, and we are truly delighted to recommend it to potential applicants looking for the university that is best for them,” said Rob Franek, editor and lead author. from The Princeton Review. of the best 387 colleges.
“We celebrate an identity while celebrating others at the same time”
In addition to praising the University’s diversity, students cited in the University’s profile in the guide noted the abundance and variety of student clubs and organizations, as well as the ‘very convenient’ campus of the University with its proximity to New York and Boston. They also praised the academic, social and professional opportunities, as well as the “earthly” teachers accessible outside the classroom.
“Their main goal is to help us be ready for our future and prepare us to become leaders,” one student explained.
Gomez, USGA Vice President for DCI, congratulates the University’s Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion and its staff for their dedication to students and for promoting diversity and inclusion. She says it has become her “home away from home,” and is grateful for the Centre’s programming which, she says, allows students to express themselves in a safe environment.
“It is imperative that we recognize intersectionality, since we are multifaceted beings,” she said. “We celebrate one identity while celebrating others, which is beautiful. Additionally, as we celebrate all that we are, we also allow others to do the same. It also allows us to better understand who we are, which is beneficial not only in college, but in life as well.