The Office of Diversity, Access and Inclusion not only works across the University of Nebraska system, but also works with partners in the local and higher education community to facilitate and advance equity and inclusion for all. Our current and past community partners include (but are not limited to) those listed below:
Diverse: Issues in Higher Ed
Serving as a primary source of news and information on diversity issues in American higher education, "Diverse: Issues in Higher Ed" is a change agent for underrepresented groups and is looking to shape public policies to resolve inequalities. Our office is proud to support this organization's 35-year-anniversary of covering access and opportunity in higher ed.
Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Established in 2019, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce’s Conference of Opportunity, Diversity and Equity gives the city an opportunity to address diversity and inclusion issues at both the local and national level. As an original coalition member, we take pride in the cultural impact this conference creates.
MLK Freedom Breakfast
This annual event commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact on our nation during the week of MLK Day. With help from its partners, the Freedom Breakfast supports Lincoln’s community by raising money to fund scholarships for public school students in Lincoln.
Lincoln Journal Star Inspire Awards
This five-year tradition celebrates Lincoln women leaders in 11 different categories, ranging from Excellence in Business to Nonprofit to Education to Healthcare. NU is proud to have been the sponsor of the 2019 "Woman of the Year" award. The 2019 Inspire Awards were hosted by "Inspire: Celebrating Women’s Leadership" and the Lincoln Journal Star on September 18.
Latino Center of the Midlands
Working as a change agent for Latinos in the Heartland, the Latino Center of the Midlands supports education, promotes professionalism and fosters leadership within the Omaha community. Its mission is to enhance the lives of the country’s largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority.
Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council
The Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council helps U.S. governments and corporations access minority-owned businesses to develop relationships and strengthen the economy. We are proud to be part of a council that links minority groups to mutually beneficial partnerships and resources.
Husker DNA Journey
The Husker DNA Journey aims to break down barriers by understanding and discussing each other's commonalities, while also recognizing the unique backgrounds of the students who come from different groups in the U.S. and from different nations in the world. This project was made possible through an Inclusive Excellence Development Grant from NU’s Office of Diversity, Access and Inclusion.
Lincoln Journal Star INSPIRE Awards: Read our message about the University’s impact on creating a more inclusive future.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education: See our message of congratulations to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s on celebrating its 35th anniversary.
Insight into Diversity: Read our message congratulating the 2019 Inclusive Excellence Collaboration Award recipients.