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Accessibility and Belonging: Cornerstones of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

But we must not overlook the equally vital aspects of accessibility and belonging. Ellis , “accessibility means dismantling the barriers—physical, digital, and attitudinal—that impede the full participation of individuals with disabilities.” Accessibility and belonging are not separate entities.

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An Equity and Access Champion

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dueñas’ scholarship addresses issues of equity and access in higher education with a focus on sense of belonging and experiences with imposter syndrome among Latinx students attending four-year colleges and universities. “My

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Lopez Named Accessibility Services Director at Hudson County Community College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Danielle Lopez has been appointed the inaugural director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for Accessibility Services at Hudson County Community College (HCCC). She will lead and support our accessibility and accommodation programs for students and employees.

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Rhodes College Joins Initiative to Expand Access for Highly Talented Low-Income Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jennifer Collins “I am grateful to have the opportunity to engage with other colleges and universities dedicated to expanding access and opportunity,” said Rhodes College President Dr. Jennifer Collins. Rhodes College has announced its membership to the American Talent Initiative (ATI) collective.

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NBA Foundation, College Possible Team Up to Help Close Access and Success Gap

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

College Possible is renewing its collaboration with the NBA Foundation to help remove barriers to college access and entry for young people of color and students from low-income communities. The mission of the nonprofit is to boost college access and success by connecting high school and college students with near-peer coaches.

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Partnership Receives $100,000 to Increase College Access for Indigenous Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Partnership with Native Americans offers scholarships, college grants, emergency funding, college readiness camps, and literacy and school supplies through its American Indian Education Program to improve Native students’ access to higher education.

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CSU Opens Up Access to Transfer Planner to All California Community College Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Community college students in California will now have an easier time lining up their academic progress to transfer to a California State University (CSU) system school, now that CSU has opened up access to its recent Transfer Planner to even more students. Also, sometimes students work nights or they can't get in to see a counselor.

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