2022 ACC UNITY WEEK
“The history and experiences of people of diverse backgrounds has made America the greatest country in the world. While recent events have caused us to pause and reflect on our own morality, my actions will always reflect the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for every human being. And so, our department celebrates the diversity of our staff. We believe our diversity gives us a competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining talent. We believe our diversity encourages a more inclusive environment. We believe our diversity increases our economic value to the university and the greater South Florida area. Finally, we believe that our diversity helps us be more culturally competent and responsive to current events. People. Culture. Economics. Education. These are the pillars of focus in our pursuit of inclusive excellence.”
- Dan Radakovich, Vice President/Director of Athletics
WHAT IS ACC UNITY WEEK?
ACC Unity Weeks are an initiative of the ACC’s Committee for Racial and Social Justice (CORE – Champions of Racial Equity) developed in conjunction with each of the 15 member institutions. The 2022-23 academic year theme is “Inclusion.”
2022 UNITE AWARD RECIPIENTS
MORE IS POSSIBLE
In July, the University of Miami hosted the inaugural Athlete Leadership Summit presented by Adidas and Athlete Ally. Miami Hurricanes Men’s Tennis alum, Nile Clark, was one of the panelists at the summit.
ACC UNITE SELMA TRIP
In July, our student-athletes had the opportunity to attend an immersive Civil Rights movement experience from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The trip was a part of the ACC UNITE.
In July, the University of Miami hosted the 2022 Concordia Americas Summit. Our student-athletes had the opportunity to join Inter Miami CF co-owner, Jose Mas, on a panel discussing the power of engaging youth through sports.
BLACK STUDENT-ATHLETE SUMMIT
Our student-athletes attended the annual Black Student-Athlete Summit in Texas that brings coaches, athletes, administrators and professors together.
The Miami Hurricanes Football team joined Friendship Circle Miami to cheer on runners at the 2022 Walking4Friendship 3K.
2022 SPRING UNITY WEEK
Throughout the Spring 2022 semester, our student-athletes devoted their time to serve the community promoting positive changes and impacts in the Miami area.
EQUITY IS A TEAM SPORT EVENT
In October, Canes Connect-Student Athlete Development hosted the Equity is a Team Sport event featuring keynote speaker, Jason Collins, former American professional basketball player of the NBA. Collins graduated with a B.A. from Stanford University and was the first gay, male, active player in any of the four major American professional sports.
DAY OUT WITH THE DOLPHINS
The Hurricanes joined the Miami Dolphins at their 2nd Annual Day OUT With the Dolphins Pride Tailgate.
NCAA DIVERSITY & INCLUSION WEEK
Miami Hurricanes Women’s Basketball student-athlete, Lola Pendande’s identity video.
Miami Hurricanes Staff Allyship video.