2020 Equity & Inclusion Colleges of Distinction

Every student deserves access to an education that allows them to develop as fully realized versions of themselves. Historically reserved for the upper-class, white, able-bodied majority, colleges and universities are only able to serve underrepresented populations when they take active steps to diversify its students and faculty. It is our honor, therefore, to highlight already recognized Colleges of Distinction that provide noteworthy support to underserved students who might not otherwise study and thrive on a college campus. Schools bearing an Equity & Inclusion badge exceed expectations from a student’s recruitment, throughout school, and beyond the completion of their degree.

Institutions awarded an Equity & Inclusion badge not only enliven their curriculum with high-impact practices, but they also make these practices accessible in a welcoming community. Beyond diversity, these schools pursue equity by catering to the unique needs of their students regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, or ability.

These 2020-2021 Equity & Inclusion Colleges of Distinction have all been vetted and recognized for their commitment to creating an inclusive environment with a keen awareness of different students’ needs, helping them graduate as empowered changemakers for a more equitable world.