Union recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion

Union College

Union has again been named a winner of a HEED Award by Insight Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

This marks the fifth straight year the school has been honored by the magazine, which recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award recipients were selected based on their institution’s ”exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, and ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity on their campuses, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities and members of the LGBT community.”

Union is among 80 schools selected for the honor. The winners will be featured in the magazine’s November issue.

“Our standards are high, and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being accomplished every day across a campus,” said Lenore Pearlstein, the magazine’s publisher.

Diversity remains central to Union’s institutional identity and mission and is a key priority of the College’s Strategic Plan.

Shortly after becoming president in 2006, Stephen C. Ainlay created the Office of Campus Diversity and Inclusion and an Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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