Diversity & Inclusion

  • American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) AAWCC is a national organization that champions women and maximizes their potential at community colleges. Founded in 1973, AAWCC provides education, career development, and advancement to women educators and students at community colleges.
  • American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) AAHHE seeks to serve as an agent of change for improving education, thus enabling Hispanic students to fully participate in a diverse society. AAHHE works collaboratively with all sectors of education, business, industry, as well as community and professional organizations to enhance the educational aspirations and to meet the needs of a significantly increasing Hispanic population.
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) AAUW advances equity and promotes education for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Since its founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day -- educational, social, economic, and political.
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA) ACPA advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. ACPA members include private/public institutions, graduate/undergraduate students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs, faculty, and student affairs professionals.
  • American Council on Education: Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) Since 1973, the Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) of the American Council on Education has provided national leadership in the advancement of women into executive positions and campus presidencies.
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) AIHEC is composed of presidents of the accredited U.S.-based Tribal Colleges and Universities working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. AIHEC provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian higher education issues through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.
  • Association for Women in Science (AWIS) AWIS is a national advocacy organization championing the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. The association's global network inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions that advance women in STEM, spark innovation, promote organizational success, and drive systemic change.
  • Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) ABWHE’s mission is to promote the intellectual growth and educational development of Black women in higher education, and to seek to eliminate racism, sexism, classism, and other social barriers that hinder Black women in higher education from achieving their human potential, among other objectives.
  • ATGENDER ATGENDER is a broad association for academics, practitioners, activists and institutions in the field of women’s and gender studies, feminist research, women’s rights, gender equality and diversity. ATGENDER strives to advance Women's and Gender Studies, to provide education about the fields, and to support students and young researchers with an interest in the field.
  • Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) BIE’s mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. BIE considers the whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual within his or her family and tribal or village context.
  • Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) CFUW is a voluntary, non-profit, self-funded non-governmental organization of women graduates and students in clubs in every province of Canada. Members seek to raise the social, economic, political and legal status of women and to improve education, the environment, peace, justice and human rights.
  • Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) CWSEM is a standing committee in the Policy and Global Affairs division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Its mandate is to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science, engineering, and medicine.
  • Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Professionals The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals seeks to achieve higher education environments in which LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect.
  • Graduate Women International (GWI) GWI advocates for women’s rights, equality and empowerment through access to quality secondary and tertiary education, and training up to the highest levels. Through GWI, women graduates form an international network, bringing an interdisciplinary approach to global problems.
  • Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) HERS is an educational non-profit providing leadership and management development for women in higher education administration. Since 1972, HERS has served the higher education community through the preparation of thousands of female leaders attending HERS Institutes and participating in a variety of HERS Activities.
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) An association of institutions committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. This association helps promote the development of member colleges and universities, and improve access to and quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students.
  • INSIGHT Into Diversity INSIGHT Into Diversity connects diverse professionals with institutions and businesses that embrace a workforce that reflects our local and national communities. INSIGHT Into Diversity was originally intended to help employers comply with equal opportunity employment legislation.
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) NAFEO) is the umbrella organization of the nation’s HBCUs and PBIs. NAFEO represents the presidents and chancellors of the diverse black colleges and universities: public, private and land-grant, two-year, four-year, graduate and professional, historically and predominantly black colleges and universities.
  • National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) NAME is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education. It publishes the journal Multicultural Perspectives, hosts national and international conferences, and provides leadership in national and state dialogues on equity, diversity and multicultural education.
  • National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) NADOHE aims to lead higher education toward inclusive excellence through institutional transformation. The association conducts and shares new research to inform diversity initiatives, identifies and circulates exemplary practices, provides professional development and networking opportunities, and works to influence national and local policy.
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) NASPA is a voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice, and affirms the commitment of the student affairs profession to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. Members include institutions, corporations and non-profits, student affairs administrators, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students.
  • National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) NCWGE is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for girls and women. Their mission is to provide leadership in and advocate for the development of national education policies that benefit all women and girls.
  • National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) NWSA is dedicated to promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings. Members have access to the NWSA directory, received reduce registration fees for the annual conference, and are eligible to apply for NSWA awards, prizes, and scholarships.
  • The National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) NCRW is committed to improving the lives of women and girls. NCRW provide news, information and strategies needed to ensure fully informed debates, effective policies and inclusive practices.
  • The Women's College Coalition The Women's College Coalition is an association of women's colleges and universities – public and private, independent and church-related, two- and four-year in the United States and Canada whose primary mission is the education and advancement of women.
  • Women Administrators in Higher Education (WAHE) WAHE is an informal network of women professionals from national higher education associations and DC metropolitan area colleges and universities. WAHE supports the professional and personal development of members through conferences, networking opportunities, cultural and educational events, and topical discussions with guest speakers.
  • Women in Higher Education (WIHE) Women in Higher Education is a monthly practitioner’s newsletter. WIHE seeks to increase the number of women in campus leadership jobs and provide a continuing source of education and passion on relevant gendered issues to leaders, including males.
  • Women Leaders in College Sports Women Leaders empowers, develops, assists, celebrates, affirms, involves, and honors women working in college sports. Women Leaders takes a pro-active role in advancing women into positions of influence and powerfully shapes the landscape of women leaders as athletics administrators, professional staff, coaches, and student-athletes.

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