Students have access to a number of organizations and programs that serve and aid underrepresented groups, on and off campus.
Campus Organizations and Programs
The best resource for students is Auburn University’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity, which has a variety of programs addressing a range of inclusion and diversity-related issues for students and faculty. Among them are:
- The Cross Cultural Center, provides a comprehensive list of student organizations, with links to each.
- Student Excellence Programs (SEP), inform underrepresented students about resources, ranging from financial aid and academic support to mentoring to career advice, to help them succeed at Auburn University.
Local, State and Regional Organizations
- Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation
- Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Injustice
- Alabama Germany Partnership
- Alabama Hispanic Association
- Atlanta Association of Black Journalists
- Birmingham Association of Black Journalists
- Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!)
- Pride on The Plains
National and International Organizations
- American Immigration Council seeks to shape perceptions of and acts toward immigrants and immigration.
- The Asian American Journalists Association provides a community for Asian American journalists through education, skills training and professional development programs.
- The Association of Latino Professionals For America offers professional development and career-building opportunities designed to empower and develop Latino men and women leaders.
- The Association of LGBTQ Journalists provides a community for LGBTQ journalists through the promotion of diversity principles, inclusion and leadership.
- Coalition for Women Journalists fosters and supports camaraderie between women journalists around the globe.
- ColorComm (Women of Color in Communications) is the nation’s leading women’s platform addressing diversity and inclusion across the communications, marketing, advertising, and media industries.
- Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. Services include job boards and virtual career fairs.
- Korean American Journalists Association shares news and information for the Korean-American community.
- National Association of Asian American Professionals is a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian and Pacific Islander leaders through leadership development, professional networking, and community service.
- The National Association of Black Journalists is an organization that provides services to advocate on behalf of black journalists. Aside from providing internships, awards and conventions, the organization’s website has a style guide relevant to its mission.
- The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is dedicated to providing professional advancement to Hispanic journalists. They promote fair treatment through resources, memberships, awards and events.
- United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) facilitates research, education and leadership and related initiatives in support of the interests of Latinos and other minority groups. It offers scholarships and student leadership training.
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Last Updated: October 22, 2021