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Statement on the Gutting of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Florida

Statement on the Gutting of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Florida

Sunday, March 03, 2024

The loss of jobs and the dismantling of programs is evidence of the real effect legislative attacks are having on years of effort to advance diversity and inclusion in higher education. They come at the expense of students, who will suffer without programs and people to support their educational journey. Read more.

NADOHE Joins Coalition Opposing Florida SB 1372/HB 129

NADOHE Joins Coalition Opposing Florida SB 1372/HB 129

Thursday, February 29, 2024

NADOHE has joined a nonpartisan coalition of 20 groups urging the Florida legislature to vote no on SB 1372 and HB 1291 because of serious concerns that these bills are not constitutionally viable, are overly vague, and are examples of viewpoint discrimination that are contrary to free speech and expression. Read more.

NADOHE Signs Open Letter to the IRS

NADOHE Signs Open Letter to the IRS

Friday, February 16, 2024

NADOHE has signed an open letter urging the IRS to amend Form 990 to require the disclosure of nonprofit board composition and invites its partners and allies to join the campaign. As public scrutiny of college and university presidents intensifies, it is vital that they have strong support from their governing boards. Read more.

Message from the President: Honoring King's Legacy

Message from the President: Honoring King's Legacy

Monday, January 15, 2024

As we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I find myself considering his grand question: “Where do we go from here, chaos or community?” Read full message.

Statement from NADOHE President & CEO Paulette Granberry Russell on Oklahoma’s Executive Order

Statement from NADOHE President & CEO Paulette Granberry Russell on Oklahoma’s Executive Order

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Using an executive order to return to an era when higher education failed to address the needs of all students is shortsighted and outrageous. With these political actions, elected leaders, including Governor Stitt, are making a calculated attempt at the state level to discredit and diminish effective, proven mechanisms that have opened doors of opportunity and helped historically marginalized students earn their degrees. Read more.

From Seattle to New York, NADOHE is active in the battle against legislative attacks

From Seattle to New York, NADOHE is active in the battle against legislative attacks

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

The Association has been invited onto campuses, to conferences, and to partner organization convenings to advocate for NADOHE members, build important partnerships, and offer guidance for both the private and public sectors on how we continue striving for inclusive excellence in the current environment. Read more.

Navigating Barriers to Equity: Resources for NADOHE Members

Navigating Barriers to Equity: Resources for NADOHE Members

Thursday, October 19, 2023

NADOHE has created a new web page to share useful information and resources to help diversity officers and practitioners navigate the many legislative attacks spreading across the U.S. These calculated efforts to dismantle equity, diversity, and inclusion work mean we must help each other understand the changing laws and share ideas on how to advance inclusive excellence in spite of emerging barriers. View the resources page.

NADOHE Partners with NASPA on Research for Advancement of Racial Climate on Campus

NADOHE Partners with NASPA on Research for Advancement of Racial Climate on Campus

Thursday, October 05, 2023

NADOHE was proud to partner with NASPA — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education — on a new report that shares insights about what students and senior administrators identify as drivers of campus racial climate and key factors for advancing change. NASPA’s 18-month research project included focus groups with students, a survey of vice presidents of student affairs and senior diversity officers and a survey of undergraduate students. Read more.

Statement on Student Loan Payment Resumption

Statement on Student Loan Payment Resumption

Thursday, September 28, 2023

The October return of mandatory payments on federal student loans will squeeze household budgets for millions of Americans. While public discourse often centers on implications for the national economy, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education warns this moment could prove catastrophic for ongoing efforts in educational equity and access. Read more.

NADOHE Releases State of the CDO Survey Report

NADOHE Releases State of the CDO Survey Report

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

In a first-of-its-kind, NADOHE has released its expansive State of the CDO Report. We collected data to inform a clear picture of the demographics, institutional role, and socio-emotional state of Chief Diversity Officers across the country in 2023. Read more.

Introducing the NADOHE Communication Guide

Introducing the NADOHE Communication Guide

Monday, August 21, 2023

This guide is intended to be a valuable tool for Senior Diversity Officers, Academic Diversity Officers, institutional leaders, diversity professionals and others in- and outside higher education in responding to the challenges to college and university diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts. Read more.

Federal Resources to Advance Diversity in Higher Education

Federal Resources to Advance Diversity in Higher Education

Monday, August 14, 2023

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division announced the release of two resources to help colleges and universities better understand the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision.

SPPI 2023: Preparing Our Diversity Leaders

SPPI 2023: Preparing Our Diversity Leaders

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Two dozen higher education diversity leaders looking to strengthen their professional skills gathered on Case Western Reserve University’s campus in Cleveland last month, where they spent four intensive days learning from the best in the field through case studies, interactive workshops, peer collaboration and more. Read more.

NADOHE in the News: Championing Our Members

NADOHE in the News: Championing Our Members

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

A sampling of recent news articles featuring NADOHE and President Paulette Granberry Russell. Read more.

Statement on the SCOTUS Decision on Student Loan Forgiveness

Statement on the SCOTUS Decision on Student Loan Forgiveness

Friday, June 30, 2023

To build diverse and inclusive campuses and boost generational wealth, higher education must be affordable and accessible. A college degree makes social mobility more possible, but debt impedes this dream. Read more.

Statement from NADOHE President on SCOTUS Rulings

Statement from NADOHE President on SCOTUS Rulings

Thursday, June 29, 2023

The work to ensure every student in our country has equal and equitable access to a college education continues, even on this dark day in our nation’s history. Read more.

Statement on the SCOTUS Decisions on Race-Conscious Admissions Practices

Statement on the SCOTUS Decisions on Race-Conscious Admissions Practices

Thursday, June 29, 2023

The Supreme Court has erred grievously in overturning decades of precedent that has affirmed the legality and value of race-conscious admissions practices. Today’s rulings present yet another obstacle for students seeking equitable access to the opportunities that a college degree offers. Read more.

Statement from NADOHE President on Texas Senate Bill 17

Statement from NADOHE President on Texas Senate Bill 17

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Public universities have a responsibility to extend educational opportunities for all, to promote critical thinking, and to advance intellectual excellence. This law abandons that responsibility. Read more.

Statement on the DOE's Antisemitism Awareness Campaign

Statement on the DOE's Antisemitism Awareness Campaign

Monday, June 05, 2023

NADOHE commends the Department of Education and the Biden administration for bringing attention to the concerning rise in antisemitic harassment and to the need for access to education that is free of discrimination based on protected categories under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read more.

Statement from NADOHE President on Florida Law

Statement from NADOHE President on Florida Law

Monday, May 15, 2023

We are beyond disappointed that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a new law (SB 266) that takes direct aim at the work of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in higher education. Read more.

NADOHE Approves 2023-24 Public Policy Platform

NADOHE Approves 2023-24 Public Policy Platform

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

At its April meeting, NADOHE’s Board of Directors approved a public policy platform to guide the Association’s policy priorities for the remainder of this academic year and the 2023-24 academic year.  Read more.

NADOHE Announces 2023 Inclusive Excellence Award Winners

NADOHE Announces 2023 Inclusive Excellence Award Winners

Monday, April 17, 2023

NADOHE celebrates individuals and institutions for their exemplary achievements and contributions to lead higher education toward inclusive excellence. Read more.

Comment Regarding Proposed OMB Statistical Standards

Comment Regarding Proposed OMB Statistical Standards

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

NADOHE submitted a comment to the Federal Register regarding proposed updates to the Office of Management and Budget's race and ethnicity statistical standards. Read more.

Statement on Student Loan Forgiveness and Equity

Statement on Student Loan Forgiveness and Equity

Thursday, March 02, 2023

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a pair of cases regarding the Biden administration’s ability to forgive student loans. While we do not yet know what the outcome of these cases will be, what is clear is this: The monumental action announced last fall by the White House would have a transformative effect for more than 40 million borrowers. Read more.

NADOHE in the News: Fighting For DEI Efforts

NADOHE in the News: Fighting For DEI Efforts

Friday, February 10, 2023

NADOHE President Paulette Granberry Russell has talked with various media outlets in response to recent moves to defund diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Read more

Statement on Honoring Black Resistance

Statement on Honoring Black Resistance

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

NADOHE celebrates Black History Month and expresses its gratitude for the Black heroes and leaders who have contributed to our shared American history and culture.  We encourage reflection on this year’s Black History Month theme: “Black Resistance.” Read more.

We Will Not Be Silenced

We Will Not Be Silenced

Monday, January 30, 2023

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | Like many of you, I am watching in disgust at the legislation cropping up in states such as Oklahoma, Florida, and Texas, which seeks to limit academic freedom and subjects that can be taught, and dismantle diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Read more.

Statement from NADOHE President Paulette Granberry Russell on Support for HBCUs

Statement from NADOHE President Paulette Granberry Russell on Support for HBCUs

Friday, January 13, 2023

President Granberry Russell provides insight and offers support in the wake of White House announcment on the racist bomb threats on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Read more.

Statement on Carrying Forward Dr. King's Legacy

Statement on Carrying Forward Dr. King's Legacy

Thursday, January 12, 2023

We are in a challenging time for justice, as even mere discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion in classrooms is under threat in some states. We encourage our members to be inspired by Dr. King’s legacy and ideals as they prepare for the year ahead, with all it may bring. Read more.

Statement on Targeted Bomb Threats on Institutional Campuses

Statement on Targeted Bomb Threats on Institutional Campuses

Monday, December 19, 2022

In 2022, we’ve experienced numerous bomb threats rooted in racism on college campuses. Today, we experienced yet another such threat against Tufts University. Today’s threat centered on a belief that Tufts was promoting an anti-white set of beliefs. Read more.

Reflections on Our Progress in 2022

Reflections on Our Progress in 2022

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | We are at the point of the academic year where we can rest and reflect on all that we’ve accomplished this term. For our Association, we have accomplished feats which were once dreams, and we’ve been at the forefront of educating and advocating on matters that benefit our collective work. Read more.

2022 - 2023 Standards of Professional Practice Institute Cohort

2022 - 2023 Standards of Professional Practice Institute Cohort

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

In November, NADOHE launched the 2022 Standards of Professional Practice Institute (SPPI) for early- and mid-career diversity leaders in higher education. The program is led by NADOHE Board Member, Clyde Wilson Pickett, held virtually and will meet twice a month until NADOHE’s Annual Conference in April. This professional development institute is modeled after NADOHE’s Standards of Professional Practice. Read more.

How Institutions Should Prepare Now for the Future of Race in Admissions

How Institutions Should Prepare Now for the Future of Race in Admissions

Friday, December 02, 2022

“Challenges to Race in Higher Education Admissions" webinar series presenter, Art Coleman shares resourceful information for higher education practioners on how to prepare for the future of race in admissions. Read more.

NADOHE Joins Call for Congress to Pass Legislation to Protect Dreamers

NADOHE Joins Call for Congress to Pass Legislation to Protect Dreamers

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education joined ACE and more than 60 other higher education organizations in a letter encouraging Congress to pass legislation to protect Dreamers permanently. Read more.

NADOHE Resources Addressing Race in Higher Education Admissions

NADOHE Resources Addressing Race in Higher Education Admissions

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Preparing for the outcome of the cases before the Supreme Court regarding race-conscious admissions practices, we have gathered insightful information to keep you and your institution up to date. Read more.

Statement on the Future of Race-Conscious Admissions Practices

Statement on the Future of Race-Conscious Admissions Practices

Monday, October 31, 2022

We renew our call on the Supreme Court to affirm the legality and morality of race-conscious admissions. The educational excellence that results from diversity and that fuels national and global excellence is at stake. Read more.

Statement on the Importance of Race-Conscious Admissions Practices

Statement on the Importance of Race-Conscious Admissions Practices

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Despite long-standing precedent and rulings that time and time again have affirmed the legality and value of race-conscious admissions practices, they are deeply threatened by a pair of cases that will soon be heard by the Supreme Court. Read more.

NADOHE Announces New Editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education

NADOHE Announces New Editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education

Monday, September 26, 2022

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education is pleased to announce Dr. Chris Linder as incoming editor-in-chief of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, published quarterly in collaboration with the American Psychological Association. Read more.

Strengthening Support and Expanding Our Reach

Strengthening Support and Expanding Our Reach

Thursday, September 15, 2022

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | Our recent international conference with Coventry University served as a reminder of why it is absolutely essential to continue to have gatherings with scholars and practitioners in North America, Europe, and elsewhere across the globe. Read more.

Comment Regarding Proposed Title IX Regulations

Comment Regarding Proposed Title IX Regulations

Thursday, September 08, 2022

NADOHE submitted a comment to the Federal Register regarding draft Title IX regulations announced by the Department of Education in June. Read more.

Statement on the Formalization of DACA

Statement on the Formalization of DACA

Thursday, August 25, 2022

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) commends the Biden administration for the final rule released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that would preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Now we must do more. Read more.

Statement on Student Loan Forgiveness

Statement on Student Loan Forgiveness

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

As leaders in higher education committed to addressing the disparities in outcomes for college students from marginalized communities, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) supports President Biden’s announcement on student loan forgiveness, while also acknowledging that it does not go far enough. Read more.

Statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Success Focus

Statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Success Focus

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education applauds recent comments by Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona regarding college rankings and the U.S. Department of Education’s renewed commitment to student success through the creation of its College Completion Fund grant program and the expansion of its Project Success initiative. Read more.

Announcing the Inaugural Academic Diversity Officers Fellows

Announcing the Inaugural Academic Diversity Officers Fellows

Thursday, August 11, 2022

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) is proud to announce the inaugural cohort of its new Academic Diversity Officer Fellows Program (ADOFP), which offers leadership development and mentorship for new and early career academic diversity officers. Read more.

NADOHE Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Consideration of Race in Admissions

NADOHE Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Consideration of Race in Admissions

Thursday, August 04, 2022

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) is proud to join the amicus brief of the American Council of Education (ACE) along with 38 other higher education associations urging the Supreme Court to reaffirm the legality and value of race-conscious admissions policies, and the autonomy of higher education to exercise “careful, holistic review” of students. Read more.

On the 50th Anniversary of Title IX

On the 50th Anniversary of Title IX

Thursday, June 23, 2022

For 50 years, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 has stood as a cornerstone of equal access to education. From its start, it paved the way for generations of women to enroll in institutions of higher education with the promise of equal opportunity, protection, and resources. As efforts towards greater inclusivity have progressed, we have seen interpretation expand to include sexual orientation and gender identity, a testament to the comprehensive impact of Title IX.

Yet we know there is still more work to do. Read more.

Statement Honoring the 10th Anniversary of DACA

Statement Honoring the 10th Anniversary of DACA

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) recognizes the role DACA has played in providing access to higher education, employment, and opportunity for hundreds of thousands of undocumented students. To build diverse and inclusive campuses, college education must be accessible to any student who desires an education. Read more.

Resources for Coping with the Trauma of Targeted Violence

Resources for Coping with the Trauma of Targeted Violence

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | Over the past few weeks, we have borne witness to near-daily acts of mass violence. These acts of violence are part of a troubling increase in targeted violence against Asian, Jewish, LGBTQ+, and Black Americans, with numerous studies and the top U.S. law enforcement officials pinpointing white supremacy as the nation’s primary domestic terrorism threat. The prevalence of such ideology demonstrates the importance of the work we do as scholars and practitioners advancing inclusive excellence. Yet, we know the psychological impact of this violence and the emotional toll of our work is immense. Read more.

Statement of Support for Doubling the Pell Grant

Statement of Support for Doubling the Pell Grant

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) is joining the growing coalition of higher education organizations and advocacy groups calling on Congress to double the Pell Grant. As the Pell Grant celebrates its 50th anniversary in May 2022, we recognize the legacy of the program as the foundation of the nation’s federal aid system, offering more equal access to education for millions of low-income Americans each year. Read more.

Statement on the NSF/Grant Foundation Partnership on Usefulness of Research

Statement on the NSF/Grant Foundation Partnership on Usefulness of Research

Monday, May 16, 2022

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education commends The William T. Grant Foundation and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) on their partnership aimed at improving the use and effectiveness of research, particularly regarding youth. Effective policy formulation depends on research that is designed with practical use and meaningful impact in mind. Read more.

Statement on Harvard and University of California's Investments in Equity

Statement on Harvard and University of California's Investments in Equity

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

NADOHE commends Harvard’s $100 million commitment to addressing its history of enslaving African and Native Americans by expanding educational opportunities, memorializing those they enslaved, and partnering with HBCUs and the communities of those affected. Likewise, the University of California's recent decision to waive tuition for members of federally recognized tribes centers the financial resources needed to ensure access to education is possible for those who have long been denied it. Read more.

Statement on Ukraine

Statement on Ukraine

Friday, March 04, 2022

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education stands for peace and justice and condemns the Russian government’s invasion of Ukraine and the violence perpetrated against the Ukrainian people. Read more.

NADOHE Signs Joint Statement on Academic Inquiry

NADOHE Signs Joint Statement on Academic Inquiry

Thursday, March 03, 2022

In response to efforts by some lawmakers to suppress free speech and the open exchange of ideas—especially those that are complex and challenging—NADOHE was proud to sign onto a statement on preserving free and open academic inquiry, alongside the American Council on Education and more than 90 other higher education associations and organizations. Read more.

Statement on Updates to the Carnegie Classifications

Statement on Updates to the Carnegie Classifications

Friday, February 11, 2022

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education applauds the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the American Council on Education for their intent to adjust the Carnegie Classifications to better reflect the public purpose of higher education. Read more.

Statement By NADOHE President on Black History Month

Statement By NADOHE President on Black History Month

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Black History Month is our collective reminder to acknowledge and recognize the contributions of Black people to American history and culture.  Annually, during this month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Black people while also reflecting on how systems of oppression and harm have often stood in the way of progress. Read more.

Statement By NADOHE President on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Voting Rights

Statement By NADOHE President on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Voting Rights

Friday, January 14, 2022

As colleges and universities across the country remember the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this Monday, we call for thoughtful reflection on the attempts to disenfranchise voters, particularly people of color and young adults. Read more.

Statement on Recent Campus Bomb Threats

Statement on Recent Campus Bomb Threats

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education is deeply concerned about recent bomb threats at colleges and universities, and in particular the troubling pattern of threats against HBCUs and Black student spaces. Read more.

NADOHE Introduces Framework to Advance Racial Equity on College and University Campuses

NADOHE Introduces Framework to Advance Racial Equity on College and University Campuses

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) released a new guide for higher education leaders to foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice on their campuses. A Framework for Advancing Anti-Racism on Campus is a comprehensive tool to support students, faculty and staff as they work to shift culture. Read more.

New Report on Racial Justice Statements from 2020

New Report on Racial Justice Statements from 2020

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

After the murder of George Floyd in the summer of 2020, people across the country, including college students, engaged in massive and sustained protests. Many institutions of higher education released public statements expressing support and solidarity in the days after the protests began. Together with NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education), NADOHE analyzed those statements and the actions taken thereafter. The resulting report, “Moving from Words to Action,” is now available. Read more.

Statement on the Bipartisan DREAM Act

Statement on the Bipartisan DREAM Act

Monday, July 19, 2021

Nearly half a million DACA learners call our universities home, and thousands of others have been pushed into the shadows due to fear and intimidation. On behalf of NADOHE, President Paulette Granberry Russell signed onto a national campaign letter urging the passage of the Dream Act of 2021 to support our diverse community of learners. Read more.

New Report on Balancing Diversity and Free Expression

New Report on Balancing Diversity and Free Expression

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) announces the availability of a report on the experiences of Chief Diversity Officers navigating the tensions between diversity and free expression. This report, Balancing Diversity and Free Expression in Higher Education: Diversity Officers’ Experiences, is a joint initiative with the University of California (UC) National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. Read more.

NADOHE Signs Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism and American History

NADOHE Signs Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism and American History

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

NADOHE has signed a joint statement to "state our firm opposition to a spate of legislative proposals being introduced across the country that target academic lessons, presentations, and discussions of racism and related issues in American history in schools, colleges and universities." Read more.

Standing in Solidarity with AAPI Community

Standing in Solidarity with AAPI Community

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Racist and violent behavior against the Asian, Asian American, and the Pacific Islander community must stop. Scapegoating must stop, harassment must stop, and hate must stop. As a civilized society we are a nation of laws and human rights. We urge our leaders to uphold these rights and to take action against hate crimes. We urge colleges and universities to denounce acts of racism and hate on their campus and in society. Read more.