ODHR - Office of Diversity & Human Rights

The Mayor's Proclamation


ODHR - Recipient of:

  • 2014 Gratitude and Diversity Distinction Award from The Human Rights Education Center of Utah
  • Woman of Colour Award from the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. at the University of Utah, 2013
  • Pete Suazo Social Justice Award for community organization leadership and advocacy from the University of Utah College of Social Work, 2013
  • Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Leadership Utah, Class of 2011
  • City Cultural Diversity Award Program from the National League of Cities and Towns, National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, 2010
  • Pete Suazo Community Service Award from Utah Minority Bar Association, 2010
  • Allies Award from Equality Utah, 2010
  • Torch of Freedom Award from American Civil Liberties Union Utah (ACLU), 2010

Meet the Mayor

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Diversity and Human Rights is to elevate the protection of basic human rights for all Salt Lake City residents through policy, education, advocacy and celebration. It enables us to make Salt Lake City the best place to live, work, play, visit and do business.

As a public service entity, our citizens and employees must reflect the broad diversity we have in Salt Lake City. We value the many diverse cultures represented in our community. We are committed to strengthening our Great American City by recognizing the value of inclusion.

We intend to support diversity and human rights efforts, legally and through education outreach, to ensure and expand the diversity of our city. It is our intention that this new website will lend itself to inform our constituents, employees, and visitors of this significant concept. For specific information on our strategic plan, please click here.


Member Organizations

The following organizations help to make the HREP possible and successful:

International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA)

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA)

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights


To see a list of requested donations for the HREP, please click here.






Vacancies in the Human Rights Commission


Race Report - view here


CEDAW Volunteer Training Event


Gender Equity Through Human Rights: Local Efforts to Advance the Status of Women and Girls in the United States, read more here


2017 Human Rights Commission monthly meeting schedule


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Salt Lake City Use of Force Dialogue Series:

Part 1 (Feb 25, 2015)

Part 2 (March 4, 2015)

Part 3 (March 18)

The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices releases its new filing charge form for sufferers of discrimination. Click here to view.

Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign to assist immigrant victims of sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking, and other serious crimes. Click here to view.

The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights









The UDHR declares that the United Nations have "reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom". To read the full text of the Declaration, click here.