Statement on Ukraine

March 4, 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. It is our hope that all refugees of the conflict will be welcomed in bordering countries without regard to race, ethnicity, or national origin– just as we hope that all students in the U.S. will be made to feel they belong and treated with care, regardless of their country of origin.

Education flourishes in environments where students feel secure and, while the violence may be occurring far from our campuses, it is no less heartbreaking and traumatic. We will work tirelessly, as we always have, to uphold these basic principles of humanity and support higher education leaders as they seek to equitably provide resources and safe haven to the diverse students who seek education in the United States. 

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) is the preeminent voice for chief diversity officers. As the leader of the national conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion, it investigates, influences, and innovates to transform higher education so that inclusive excellence lives at its core.