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.

Arizona

Arizona State University
Northern Arizona University
University of Arizona

California

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, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside

Colorado

Colorado State University, Fort Collins
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Colorado, Denver

Connecticut

University of Connecticut

University of Hartford

University of Hartford
Wesleyan University

District of Columbia

Georgetown University
University of the District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Albany State University
Emory University
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Institute of Technology

Hawaii

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Illinois

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Indiana

Indiana University, Bloomington
Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis
Purdue University

Kansas

Kansas State University
Wichita State University

Kentucky

Northern Kentucky University
University of Kentucky

Maine

Bowdoin College
University of Maine, Machias

Maryland

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

Massachusetts

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

Michigan

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

Minnesota

Augsburg University
Minnesota State University, Mankato
St. Catherine University

Missouri

University of Missouri, Columbia
University of Missouri, St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis

Nebraska

University of Nebraska, Kearney
University of Nebraska, Omaha

Nevada

University of Nevada Las Vegas
University of Nevada Reno

New Hampshire

Dartmouth College

New Jersey

Montclair State University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Mexico

New Mexico State University
University of New Mexico

New York

Columbia University
Cornell University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Ithaca College
New York University
Pace University
SUNY Buffalo State
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Purchase
Skidmore College

North Carolina

Davidson College
Duke University
East Carolina University
North Carolina Central University
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Warren Wilson College

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University
University of Oklahoma

Oregon

Oregon State University
Southern Oregon University
University of Oregon

Pennsylvania

Bryn Mawr College
Carnegie Mellon University
Lincoln University
Penn State University
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Swarthmore College
University of Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Columbia College

Tennessee

Tennessee State University
Vanderbilt University

Utah

University of Utah

Vermont

Middlebury College

Virginia

Norfolk State University
University of Virginia
University of Virginia's College at Wise
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Virginia State University

Washington

University of Washington
Washington State University

West Virginia

West Virginia University