Diversity & Inclusive Excellence: Some Resources

Diversity & Inclusive Excellence: Some Resources
Organizations, Conferences, Offices


American Council on Education (ACE)

ACE is a coordinating association of US higher education institutions.

Access STEM

The Alliance for Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Resources to help you create a classroom environment that maximizes the learning of all students, regardless of disability, can be found on the web, in publications, and through professional organizations.

American Indian College Fund (AICF)

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships and other support for the American Indian students. 

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

AAC&U is the leading national association committed to advancing and improving liberal education for all students.

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

The Voice of America's Private Nonprofit Colleges and Universities

College Board’s Access & Diversity Collaborative

The Access & Diversity Collaborative advances institution-specific efforts designed to achieve access and next-generation diversity goals legally sound ways, while working to shape relevant national and federal policy.

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is an international association of intentionally Christian colleges and universities.

Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

CIC is the major national service organization for all small and mid-sized, independent, liberal arts colleges and universities in the U.S.

Connecting the Disability Community to Information and Opportunities: “ is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide."

Diversity Business

Diversity Business is a national resource portal for small businesses and large organizational buyers.

Diverse Strategies

Diverse Strategies provides best practices for supplier diversity programs.


Educause is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

Higher Education Research Institute (HERI)

A premier institute at the University of California at Los Angeles that conducts research on various aspects of higher education in the United States. 

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

This site addresses specific issues of Hispanic students pursuing a college degree.

International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP)

The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP) is the first comprehensive professional association that spans across industries and across public and private sectors.


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.


NADOHE serves as the preeminent voice for diversity officers in higher education.

NCAA Diversity Education

Information on the NCAA’s annual campus diversity education workshops.

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

The National Association of Independent Schools, governed by a board of trustees and staffed by approximately 40 individuals, is a membership organization and the national voice of independent education. 

National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)

NCORE® is designed to provide a significant forum for discussion, critical dialogue, and exchange of information as institutions search for effective strategies to enhance access, social development, education, positive communication, and cross-cultural understanding in culturally diverse settings.

National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education (NINLHE)

The mission of the NINLHE is to transform higher education in the United States and Canada in ways that improve the experiences and educational outcomes of Native students, which includes Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Aboriginal peoples.

National Women Studies Association (NWSA)

The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) is dedicated to furthering the development of women’s studies at every educational level in every setting.

Office on Disability, US Government

The Health and Human Services Office on Disability (OD) oversees the implementation and coordination of programs and policies that enhance the health and well-being of people with disabilities across all ages, races, and ethnicities.

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.

Verizon Supplier Diversity

Verizon's Supplier Diversity team works to encourage and support the utilization of diverse suppliers in our procurement process. The team also partners with supplier diversity advocacy groups, chambers of commerce and other organizations to identify suppliers whose capabilities match the needs of the business.