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.