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Diversity Resource Links

African American Resources:

    NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) has striven to Ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
    NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.
  • White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    White House initiative to support HBCUs across the country.
    ASALH - The Mission of ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History) s to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.

Asian American Resources:

  • Asian-Nation
    Asian-Nation - your one-stop information resource and overview of the historical, demographic, political, and cultural issues that make up today's diverse Asian American community. You can think of Asian-Nation as an online version of "Asian Americans 101."
  • Asian American Studies Center
    Asian American Studies Center - enrich the experience of the universities by contributing to an understanding of the long neglected history, rich cultural heritage, and present position of Asian Americans in our society
  • US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation
    The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is the oldest and largest national, nonprofit, non partisan organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services.

Disabilities Resources:

  • Cornucopia of Disability Information
    Cornucopia of Disability Information (CODI) - It really is! Everything you ever wanted to know.
  • College Resources for Students with Disabilities
    Links to specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities.
  • National Council on Disabilities
    National Council on Disabilities - NCD's overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities
  • NOD
    NOD (National Organization on Disability) focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 79 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.

Financial Aid and Scholarships Resources for Minorities:

  • Affordable Colleges Online
    List of financial opportunities for minority students. Categories include Females, African Americans, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and more.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resources:

  • LGBTQ+ Resource Center at Ferris
    Located in the David L. Eisler Center, The LGBTQ+ Center serves to foster a supportive environment that is open, safe, and inclusive for students of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. The Center’s objective is to promote understanding, acceptance, and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community by creating, educating, and advocating, and nurturing a healthier and compassionate environment for all.
  • CenterLink
    CenterLink exists to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement.
  • UNF LGBT Resource Center
    UNF (University of North Florida) LGBT Resource Center Mission is to provide valuable education and resources for the entire campus community with a commitment to advocacy, equality, respect, and support for LGBT students, faculty, and staff.
  • Gay Center
    The Gay Center provides a secure place to come together and plan, share knowledge and expertise, and to shape our future as a vibrant community in New York and around the world.
  • LGBTQ Friendly Colleges & Universities
    Collection of programs and educational resources for LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, and communities.
  • 30 LGBTQ Scholarships
    A collection of scholarship opportunities.

General Resources

  • ACS’s Inclusivity Style Guide
    This guide aims to help American Chemical Society staff and members communicate in ways that recognize and respect diversity in all its forms.

Latino/Hispanic Resources:

  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
    The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. Because of HACU’s exemplary leadership on behalf of the nation’s youngest and fastest-growing population, the Association rapidly grew in numbers and national impact.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.
  • (Department of the Interior) Hispanic Resources provides over 40 resource links.

Native American Resources:

  • American Indian College Fund
    The American Indian College Fund provides Native American student scholarships and programmatic support for the nation's 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities located on or near Indian reservations to provide access to an affordable, quality higher education.
  • NativeWeb
    NativeWeb - A collective project of many people, with the vision of embracing ancient teachings and modern technology.
  • National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
    From advocating on key policy issues to being on the verge of groundbreaking research on Native education, NIEA continues to lead the way in championing Native education. We believe that by building strong partnerships with Tribal and Native Communities, as well as creating alliances with partners who share a common vision, such as the Campaign for High School Equity, we can effectively impact and improve the opportunities provided to our students and families.
    USDA NAL (United States Department of Agriculture National Agriculture Library)Contains links to Native American organizations, planning tools, case studies, funding programs, federal, state and local contacts, statistical data and online publications.

Religious Resources:

  • The Interfaith Alliance
    The Interfaith Alliance - The Interfaith Alliance offers a mainstream, faith-based agenda committed to the positive role of religion as a healing and constructive for in public life.

Women's Resources:

  • Human Rights Watch
    Human Rights Watch: Women's Rights - Millions of women throughout the world live in conditions of abject deprivation of, and attacks against, their fundamental human rights for no other reason than that they are women. This website looks at current issues and news about women's rights worldwide.
  • NOW
    National Organization for Women - NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
  • Women's eNews
    Women's eNews - is the definitive source of substantive news--unavailable anywhere else--covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women's perspectives on public policy. It enhances women's ability to define their own lives and to participate fully in every sector of human endeavor.

International Resources:

  • American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
    The ADC is committed to:
    • Empowering Arab Americans;
    • Defending the civil rights of all people of Arab heritage in the United States;
    • Promoting civic participation;
    • Encouraging a balanced U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and;
    • Supporting freedom and development in the Arab World.
  • National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA)
    NAFSA was founded in 1948 as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers to promote the professional development of U.S. college and university officials responsible for assisting and advising the 25,000 foreign students who had come to study in the United States after World War II. The academic institutions, government agencies, and private organizations that combined to form NAFSA knew that meeting the needs of diverse students required special knowledge and competencies.
  • International Student Organization in the USA (ISO)
    ISO always stands at the service of international students who are currently studying in the USA. Founded in 1958, ISO strives to address the needs of international students. The objective of the organization has never changed: to ease the life of international students while away from their home country. This objective is fulfilled by providing international students with information which might help them get through their educational experience in easier and more affordable ways.