Diversity Resources

Resources-Students

Below, please find a list of some diversity/inclusion web resources:

Race/Ethnicity Resources

Hispanic/Latino Resources:

 

Hispanic American

The Hispanic American offers useful resources on Hispanic culture, Hispanic history and Hispanic American lifestyle. Publishes Hispanic influence on the US geographically, politically and social. Provides scholarship information, employment opportunities.
Website: www.thehispanicamerican.com

National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

The National Council of La Raza is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States - works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
Website: http://www.nclr.org

National Hispanic Leadership Institute (NHLI)

NHLI's program is of high quality, innovative and substantive. As such, it looks to recruit participants who are diverse, talented and accomplished. It complements and builds upon other training programs by integrating personal growth with formal courses of study.
Website: http://www.nhli.org


African-American Resources:

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the oldest, largest and strongest Civil Rights Organization in the United States. The principal objective of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States.
Website: http://www.naacp.org/

 National Urban League (NUL)

National Urban League was founded in 1910 to provide economic and education opportunities, and guarantee civil rights for those underserved in American. NUL focuses communities achieving education, employment, housing and healthcare.
Website: http://nul.iamempowered.com/

Rainbow/Push Coalition

The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition is a combination of a grassroots and a political organization merged together in 1997, which seeks to protect, defend and gain civil rights and to even the economic and educational playing fields in all aspects of American life and to bring peace to the world.
Website: http://www.rainbowpush.org/


Native American Resources:


Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

 NARF founded in 1970, focuses on ensuring and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals throughout the nation. Concentration mainly on tribal existence, protection of tribal natural resources, human rights, accountability of governments to Native Americans and development of Indian law and education the public about human rights, laws and issues
Website: www.narf.org

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

The NCAI was founded in 1944 in response to termination and assimilation policies that the United States forced upon the tribal governments in contradiction of their treaty rights and status as sovereigns.
Website: http://www.ncai.org


Asian-American Resources:


Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

AAJC strives to expand civil and human rights for Asian American. The main goal is to give Asian Americans the best tools for establishing policies and programs that will affect the community positively.
Website: www.advancingjustice-aajc.org


LGBTQ Resources:


Safe Zone

The purpose of Safe Zone is to foster a campus environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) members of our community feel safe, welcome, respected, and supported.
Website: http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/safezone

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

GLAAD is a worldwide organization that works directly with a variety of media to advocate equality for the LGBT community. The power of media is an important tool for this organization to spread LGBT stories and make effective change. GLAAD’s goal is to promote understanding, increase acceptance and advance equality.
Website: http://www.glaad.org

Equality Virginia (EV)

Organization established in 1989 to ensure justice statewide for Virginians. Equality Virginia (EV) is non-partisan education, outreach, and advocacy organization for the LGBT community.
Website: www.equalityvirginia.org

 National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)

NGLTF is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement. NGLTF's Policy Institute is the movement's think tank dedicated to research, critical policy analysis, strategy development and coalition building to advance equality for GLBT people and to end institutionalized homophobia. The Policy Institute publishes original research, conducts unique analysis on existing data, engages in policy analysis, convenes roundtables of scholars and activists, and engages in public speaking and public education.
Website: http://www.thetaskforce.org/

Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Website: http://www.pflag.org/

 

Religion/Spirituality Resources:


Campus Ministries United (CaMU)

CaMU is a group of clergy and religious leaders representing various faiths and denominations. They provide spiritual support to the William & Mary community, and sponsor various programs related to spiritual/faith development throughout the year.
Website: http://web.wm.edu/so/campusministriesunited/

Interfaith Youth Core  (IFYC)

IFYC builds mutual respect and pluralism among young people from different religious traditions by empowering them to work together to serve others.
Website: http://www.ifyc.org

World Jewish Congress

Founded 1936, the World Jewish Congress represents Jewish communities throughout the world.
Website: http://www.worldjewishcongress.org

 

Disability Resources:


William & Mary Disability Service

The mission of Disability Services at William & Mary is to create a barrier-free environment for matriculated students with disabilities by considering reasonable accommodation.
Website: http://www.wm.edu/offices/deanofstudents/services/disabilityservices/

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Founded in 1979 by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.
Website: http://www.dredf.org

Disabled Peoples’ International  (DPI)

Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI) is a network of national organizations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development
Website: http://www.dpi.org

 National Organization on Disability (NOD)

The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
Website: http://www.nod.org