2024 Equity & Inclusion Colleges of Distinction

2024-2025 Equity & Inclusion Colleges of Distinction badge

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 2024 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.


Arizona State University
Northern Arizona University


California State University, Chico
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Marcos
San Diego State University
Stanford University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside


Colorado State University, Fort Collins
University of Colorado Denver

District of Columbia

Georgetown University
University of the District of Columbia



Albany State University
Georgia Gwinnett College


University of Hawaii at Manoa



Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis


Kansas State University
Wichita State University


University of Maine, Machias


Bowie State University
Johns Hopkins University
University of Maryland, College Park


Amherst College
Bridgewater State University
Clark University
Emerson College
Wheaton College
Williams College


Eastern Michigan University
Grand Valley State University
Michigan State University
Oakland University
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Augsburg University
Hamline University
Minnesota State University, Mankato
St. Catherine University


University of Nebraska, Kearney
University of Nebraska, Omaha


University of Nevada Las Vegas
University of Nevada Reno

New Hampshire

Dartmouth College

New Jersey

New Mexico

New Mexico State University
University of New Mexico

North Carolina

Duke University
East Carolina University
North Carolina Central University
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Warren Wilson College


Case Western Reserve University
Kent State University
Oberlin College


Oklahoma State University


Oregon State University
Southern Oregon University

South Carolina

Columbia College


Tennessee State University
Vanderbilt University


University of Utah