NAFSA Diversity Programs


In December 2015, the NAFSA Board of Directors passed a Diversity and Inclusion Statement to guide its work and the work of NAFSA leadership groups. Diversity remains a strategic priority for the association, both in terms of the composition of its membership as well as its focus on diversity on campus. Below are some current NAFSA diversity-related initiatives.

Diversity Impact Program

The Diversity Impact Program supports professionals from underrepresented institutions by helping them expand capacity, grow study abroad, and increase student global competencies.

Global Dialogue Fellowship Program

NAFSA’s Global Dialogue Fellowship Program seeks to assist university leaders in several sub-Saharan African countries to help increase their institution’s international education capacity and bring their expertise to university leaders in the United States.

2016 Regional Conference Diversity Highlight

As a part of the bi-regional conference in New Orleans, Region III and Region VII have collaborated to offer a pre-conference event specifically geared towards HBCUs, entitled Building Our Legacy: Expanding Global Engagement at Historically Black Colleges & Universities.

Building Our Legacy will include two pre-conference workshops that will provide an opportunity for participants to share best practices in campus-wide internationalization:

  • Do - It - Yourself (DIY): How to Internationalize Your HBCU Campus
  • Identity and Culture in the African Diaspora: Navigating Intercultural Dynamics at HBCUs

You can learn more about the workshop here.

Diversity in Membership

Member Interest Groups (MIGs):

Diversity on Campus