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Kentucky Bill Targets DEI and ‘Divisive Concepts’ in Higher Ed

Kentucky has become the latest state to target DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) efforts with a new bill that would allow employees and students to...

Oklahoma Governor Signs Order Banning DEI Programs at Public Universities

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) signed an executive order this week banning DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) programs at state agencies and public colleges...

Ohio Bill Targeting DEI Training in Higher Education Fails to Gain...

Amid waning support in the state legislature, Ohio Republicans have withdrawn a bill to eliminate mandatory diversity training at public universities and limit these...

Wisconsin Bills Target Race-Based Programs, Free Speech in Higher Education

Wisconsin legislators approved a set of new proposals this week that will impact higher education institutions in the state, particularly within the diversity, equity,...

Institutions Must Reaffirm Commitments in Wake of Anti-DEI Legislation

In 2020, after the death of George Floyd, colleges and universities scrambled to generate DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) statements condemning systemic racism in...

Colorado College Opens Its Doors to Students from Anti-DEI States

In response to anti-DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) laws passed in five states, Colorado College (CC) recently launched the Healing and Affirming Village and...

Nearly a Third of Faculty Considering Leaving States Over Political Climate,...

A new survey of more than 4,250 professors from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas found that nearly a third are actively seeking employment...

UNT Dissolves DEI Office; South Carolina Bans Diversity Statements, Training

The consequences continue to be profound for higher education when it comes to anti-DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) actions by state legislators. In recent...

Will Anti-DEI Legislation Cause a Research Funding Drought in Higher Ed?

As recent anti-DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) laws targeting higher education take effect, research faculty and those who support their work in affected states...

Defending DEI: University Leaders Share Lessons Learned and Strategies for Moving...

As public universities in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, and North Dakota prepare for and see new anti-DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) laws take effect, similar...

Colleges Are Beginning to Feel the Impact of Anti-DEI Measures

With Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas approving Senate Bill 17 on June 14, the state became the latest to reckon with extensive legislation...

Republican Senators Propose Eliminating DEI Considerations in University Accreditation

Republican lawmakers introduced legislation this week that seeks to ban higher education accrediting agencies from considering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their accreditation...

AAUP Rallies Support Amid Fight for Academic Freedom, DEI

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is calling on all professional organizations, unions, faculty, staff, and administrators to fight against attacks on academic...

DeSantis Signs Bill to Defund DEI Programs at Florida Colleges

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed several bills Monday that will bring major changes to the state's higher education system, including banning public colleges...

Anti-DEI Legislation Becomes Reality in Florida, North Dakota

With over 30 anti-DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) bills proposed across the country threatening initiatives, support offices, and curriculum in higher education, the results...

Advocates Continue to Fight Proposed Anti-DEI Legislation

Proposed laws targeting DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) initiatives and curriculum in higher education are widespread throughout the country. Over 30 anti-DEI bills have...