Statement on Student Loan Payment Resumption
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.
Federal Resources to Advance Diversity in Higher Education
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
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
A sampling of recent news articles featuring NADOHE and President Paulette Granberry Russell. Read more.
Statement on the SCOTUS Decision on Student Loan Forgiveness
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
NADOHE Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Consideration of Race in Admissions
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 By NADOHE President on Black History Month
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.