• This is a picture from African night 2015. This photo was taken mid-dance performance of four students showcasing various dance styles from different countries in Africa. The students are wearing brightly colored clothing and holding bandanas.
  • This is a photo taken from the Fall 2016 GSA Drag Show. Professional Drag Queen, Christina Jackson is strutting down the catwalk wearing a pink dress and black heels as other student performers and professional kings/queens stand behind her.
  • This is a photo from one of the URSCA Fall Gala Research Presentations. A student uses their hands to discuss their undergraduate research to two Gala attendees. The student presenter is wearing glasses, a black and gray striped shirt, and green pants.
  • This is a photo of graduating students at Commencement taking pictures with their loved ones. The photo focuses on a pair of hands holding an iPad taking a photo of one of the students, wearing a graduation cap and red dress, and their loved ones.
  • This is a photo from Commencement. A graduating student, wearing their cap and gown with a white tassel hugs a loved one after receiving their diploma. There are three red roses held up in the front of the picture.
  • This is a photo of a performance from Falcon's Got Talent entitled Dancing with Diversity. The four students in this photo are wearing black and red outfits and have their right arm and leg extended out mid-dance move.
  • This is a photo of the #FalconPride stickers. With a rainbow color background, the sticker says "You're Not Alone #FalconPride" in white letters.
  • This is a photo taken mid-dance performance at Culture fest, an event put on by AASA each fall semester. The photo focuses on a student performer wearing glasses and a black ensemble while four other student performers are dancing behind them.
  • This is a photo from a previous Native American Heritage Month Celebration. The presenter is wearing their traditional attire with braided hair. They are standing with their left leg in front of their right leg and their arms extended out.
  • This is a photo from a past Soul Food Dinner, an event put on by BSU each year. The photo focuses on one student as he wears food safety plastic gloves, a black and white plaid shirt, jeans, and is smiling at the camera.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Important Updates:

As of Monday, August 31, 2020, the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging staff will be utilizing a staggered staffing model for the fall semester. One member of the staff will be sitting at/covering the front desk on assigned days. On their unassigned days, they will either be working from home or in their individual office space. We are stilling willing and able to help you in any way we can! Please reach out to our staff via email, listed below, to set up times to chat over the phone or in a virtual meeting room.

Martin Olague:
Nathan Riel-Elness:
Annjeanett Urbano:

Our lounge spaces will be open from 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. At this time we will not be able to have anyone in the lounge spaces once our office closes. We also have limited capacity within the spaces at this time. The furniture has been moved to the appropriate physical distance; please do not move the furniture. We will reevaluate as we receive more updates and directions from campus. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

All programs and events for the Fall 2020 semester will be happening virtually. Please check out the MyOrgs site, or our social media channels for the most up-to-date event information.

For the latest information related to campus operations and Covid-19, please check out the following website: If you have any questions related to campus operations or academics and Covid-19, please email

Stay safe and healthy, Falcons!

The Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Office at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls strives to create an inclusive campus community where all people can feel valued, respected and safe. As such, the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Office is dedicated to affirming and embracing the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of the campus community. We foster student learning through inclusive and empowering experiences in the areas of identity development, multicultural awareness, leadership workshops, campus outreach, and campus activities.

Our office collaborates with other offices to help with closing the equity gap. The equity gap is defined as the gap in retention between underrepresented racial or ethnic groups and the retention rate of the majority student population. This gap is measured by percentage.

By interacting with our office, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate techniques and utilize tools to interrupt micro-aggressions and bias behaviors that adversely affect underrepresented communities.
  • Understand and develop respect for people of all gender identities, expressions, and sexual orientations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of one's own identity, culture, and heritage and seek to learn more about others.
  • Understand and work to improve campus culture and climate.
  • Challenge their fellow students to engage and dialogue across difference.

Stay up-to-date!

Click here to subscribe to our office listserv for the occasional update about events, volunteer opportunities, leadership training, or other campus updates. Or you can visit to subscribe and edit your notification preferences.

UW-River Falls Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging/UWRFinclusivity @UWRFinclusivity@UWRFinclusivity

We would love to hear from you!

The staff in Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are always looking for new ideas. Our offices are located in the Involvement Center right across from the Involvement Center desk. Feel free to stop in any time.

Please send any questions, comments, or ideas to You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and MyOrgs.

If you have any compliments, suggestions, information, concerns, or complaints about the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Office, or its staff members, please let us know using this process.

Contact Us

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging


M - F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

269 Rodli Hall