January 10, 2022

VolUNTary Consent

VolUNTary consent is sexy! Survivor Advocacy, Equal Opportunity & Title IX, and Dean of Students launched a campaign for the whole Mean Green family to spread awareness on what consent looks and sounds like. Consent is required prior to ALL sexual activity and can be revoked at anytime. Find resources, tips, and more at idea.unt.edu/voluntary-consent. Share the link with your friends and co-workers to encourage conversations about consent!

4th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Save the date for the 4th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service hosted by the Multicultural Center. The day is a time for the UNT and Denton community to come together to reflect, celebrate and highlight Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact that he had on our communities and our country. Check back on the event website for more details to come: https://idea.unt.edu/mlk-jr-day-service!

2022 Equity & Diversity Conference Registration

Registration is now open for the virtual 2022 Equity & Diversity Conference presented by Fidelity Investments. Current UNT World staff, faculty, and students can attend free for a full day of workshop sessions in both academic and corporate tracks, a keynote presentation by Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed, and the return of a Social Justice speaker. Zoom links will be sent prior to the conference through the email you use to register. The deadline to register is March 9th, but spots fill up fast. Divisions and units are welcome to sponsor and guarantee their registration at edc.unt.edu/internal-sponsors. Attendance to the conference will fulfill a part of the ACBA requirements or you may collect up to 6 behavioral health CEUs! Register and learn more at edc.unt.edu.

Updated Diversity & Inclusion Training Dates

Diversity & Inclusion has added two more dates for one of their open enrollment trainings: Interrupting Microaggressions. The most recent edition to their training catalog, Interrupting Microaggressions gives the opportunity to learn how to call ourselves in when we use biased language. Sign-up today through UNT Bridge at https://idea.unt.edu/open-enrollment-trainings.

IECB Spring 2022 Cohort Registration

Registration for the next cohort of the Inclusion, Equity, and Community Building (IECB) series is now open! The seventh cohort of the five module IECB series will kick off in February 2022 and will provide faculty, staff, and administrators an opportunity to comprehensively explore community building, cultural humility, anti-racism, and more. Participants will learn how to apply these concepts to their policies, programs, practices, and people in their respective departments. Spots fill up fast so register now at https://idea.unt.edu/iecb-series.

Employee Experience Survey

In order to determine ways to better support our faculty and staff, we invite you to take the UNT Employee Experience Survey. The survey will build upon recent Gallup results from the fall, and will help each division VP develop unit-appropriate plans. In addition, the VPs will also initiate focus groups in their divisions to hear first-hand from staff, including how we can maintain required staffing but provide schedule flexibility that has become so common outside of higher education.


With the announcement of Provost Jennifer Evans-Cowley nomination as sole finalist for the University of Texas-Arlington (UTA) presidency, Staff Senate thanks Dr. Cowley for her leadership over the last several years. Her participation and support in staff policy and discussions has elevated and strengthened Staff Senate's mission during her tenure. We wish her great success in this new endeavor!

Kudo Board

The Staff Senate is thankful for YOU! UNT Staff is made-up of the hardest working, most enthusiastic, and kindest people around, and we want everyone to know how awesome our colleagues and constituents are. If you’d like to shout-out any specific employees, groups, or departments, please take advantage of our November Thank You Kudo Board. We’d love to read about all the awesome work and fun times being had by our incredible team. Sign the Kudo Board!