Creating a joyful, safe place for student success.
You have found EDI's new Inclusiveness webpage!
Explore information about a variety of EDI topics in the categories below. We know we won't be able to give space to every intersection, and we hope you take new knowledge with you every time you visit us.
Check out events related to those same topics in the Calendar at the bottom of the page.
Welcome to the Inclusiveness webpage for the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness (EDI) Department. The content of this webpage is intended to support TUSD Vision: Inspiring a diverse community to connect, learn, innovate, and lead a better world.
TUSD’s EDI Department is committed to being allies in creating a positive, nurturing, and inclusive school culture and environment that leads to conditions in which every student can thrive.
Within our beautiful and diverse community there are many representations, intersections, and lived experiences, our team fully acknowledges will not be able to give voice to all. We hope you find the information and resources provided informative and educational.
Kinasha Brown, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness (EDI)
Welcome to our new department website. We strive to be more clear and up-to-date to better serve the Tucson Unified community. Please be patient as we add content and develop this experience over time.
We serve our students and families to the highest potential, ensuring the learning, development, and academic success for every student through inclusion of all regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or learning style, and actively diminishing manifestations of discrimination and prejudice.
TUSD Non-Discrimination policy
Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin, as well as retaliation for opposition to such discrimination. The Board believes in fostering a safe educational environment in which every student has equal access to all school programs and activities.
Access all of TUSD's non-discrimination commitments here.
Check in here to look ahead at upcoming events, or review highlights from EDI related events.
Visit this section to celebrate occasions of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
"A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island)."
Knowledge and awareness are protective factors that we can practice at any time. Stop in to encounter something new and support all students in safe learning environments.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
"Mental Health Month raises awareness of trauma and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities. Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans' lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Mental health is essential for a person's overall health. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives." Get more information at Youth.gov.
"ALS is a progressive disease in which a person’s brain loses connection with the muscles, slowly taking away their ability to walk, talk, eat, and eventually breathe. There is no cure for ALS, but there is hope.
Each May, our community comes together to raise awareness of the disease, share stories from people living with ALS, show our support for caregivers, families, and care workers, and shine a spotlight on those who dedicate their lives to finding a cure."