The HEED Award is the only national award for U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The 2016 honorees will be featured in the magazine’s 2016 issue.
Award selections were made based on each institution’s “exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives that focus on all aspects of diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.
“The HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees – and best practices for both – continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “While we look at numbers and expect continued improvement for those schools that receive the HEED Award year after year, we also use a holistic approach in reviewing each application.
“Our standards are high and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being accomplished every day across their campuses.”
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