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Book of the Month

Diversity and Inclusion on Campus

Diversity and Inclusion on Campus:
Supporting Racially and Ethnically Underrepresented Students

By Rachelle Winkle-Wagner and Angela M. Locks

Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication Date: September 3, 2013

As scholars and practitioners in higher education attempt to embrace and lead diversity efforts, it is imperative that they have an understanding of the issues that affect historically underrepresented students. Using an intersectional approach that connects the categories of race, class, and gender, Diversity and Inclusion on Campus comprehensively covers the range of college experiences, from gaining access to higher education to successfully persisting through degree programs. Authors Winkle-Wagner and Locks bridge research, theory, and practice related to the ways that peers, faculty, administrators, and institutions can and do influence racially and ethnically underrepresented students’ experiences. This book is an invaluable resource for future and current higher education and student affairs practitioners working toward full inclusion and participation for all students in higher education.

Website Spotlights

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) examines policy options, government-wide data trends, and employee survey findings that affect the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) execution of HR policy, specifically including diversity and inclusion throughout the federal government.

To ensure that federal departments and agencies recruit and retain talented individuals from all communities, ODI will develop comprehensive strategies, like those found in the private sector and successful agencies, to drive and integrate diversity and inclusion practices throughout the Federal government and to help build a diverse and inclusive workforce, respecting individual and organizational cultures, while complying with merit principles and applicable federal laws.

ODI will assist departments and agencies to accomplish their varied missions as they develop a strategic focus on diversity and inclusion, allowing them to prepare for shifting workplace demographics, improved services to all populations and innovation for the future.

Office of Minority Health

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Office of Minority Health

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created in 1986 and is one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary's Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. The office is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. OMH was reauthorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-148).

Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Veterans Affairs

The mission of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is to foster a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment that ensures equal opportunity through national policy development, workforce analysis, outreach, retention, and education to best serve our nation's veterans.

A Short Video About the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)

2014 Duke University MLK Commemoration

50 Years: Backwards or Forward?

Born on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. grew to become one of the greatest Social Activists the world has ever known. At 35, he became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace prize. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 while making a speech from the balcony of his hotel room in Memphis, TN. His birthday became a National Holiday by an act of Congress in 1983. Many consider it a day to serve your community.

Outgoing NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to Deliver Duke's MLK Chapel Keynote

MLK Chapel Keynote

Benjamin Jealous, the NAACP's outgoing national president, will deliver the keynote address for Duke University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration on Sunday, Jan. 19.

This year's theme -- "50 Years: Backwards or Forward?" -- complements the recent 50th anniversary of Duke's first black undergraduate students, evokes the 1963 March on Washington and looks ahead to the 50th anniversary year of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Jealous has been a prominent crusader for economic justice and empowerment. Under his leadership since 2008, the nation's largest civil rights organization worked to abolish death-penalty laws in at least four states, opposed "stop-and-frisk" police tactics and stand-your-ground law, embraced gay rights in a historic 2012 vote and has defended voting rights. Donations have also increased and the number of total NAACP activists has topped 1 million.

Appointed at age 35, Jealous is the youngest person to lead the 104-year-old NAACP. A Rhodes Scholar, Jealous began his career as a community organizer in Harlem in 1991 with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund while working his way through college. In 1993, after being suspended for organizing student protests at Columbia University, he went to work as an investigative reporter for Mississippi's Jackson Advocate newspaper.

Jealous was among the earliest and most prominent civil rights leaders to advocate for the DREAM Act, which would have allowed children brought into the country illegally by their parents to remain here so long as they stayed in school and out of trouble.

Learn more about this year's commemoration, including an updated listing of events, at



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