DEI Resources

A considerable amount of care was taken in researching these resources; however, this is not an exhaustive list. While every attempt has been made to include as many topics as possible, the list does not cover or represent every identity or perspective. This list was compiled with the intention of being a launching point to engage in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space and encourage further inquiry.

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General Resources

Colorado State U 
Colorado State University offers a free and extensive Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit which includes: best practices on recruiting, hiring, and retaining, diversity terminology, as well as other resources helpful to employers.
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Coursera (Free Courses)
In collaboration with leading universities and companies from around the world, Coursera offers free on-line courses in Diversity and Inclusion including; Diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Gender and sexuality in the workplace, and Optimizing diversity on teams.
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NACE: National Association of Colleges and Employers 
The National Association of Colleges and Employers list of best practices and supporting materials to help guide your DEI journey. Included are helpful links as well as national data on DEI recruiting efforts.
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NC State University 
This NC State University website is designed for students who are beginning their careers and seeking to assess a prospective employer’s commitment to DE&I. Some great questions that employers will want to be able to answer. The site includes additional working links to websites for employers.
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Non-Profit Learning Lab  
NPLL offers free Anti-racism and equity resources, curated based on current events and updated frequently. Resources include; website listings, webinars, workbook offerings, reading lists, as well as articles on timely topics geared towards building an inclusive workplace.
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Paychex is a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, benefits, human resources, and insurance activities. Their DEI resource page provides white papers, articles, and podcasts for understanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (Free Courses)
Rowan-Cabarrus is an open door, comprehensive learning-centered institution of public higher education offering free classes in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. These classes include; Managing a diverse team, Unconscious bias, and Racialized trauma.
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SHRM offers an extensive library of articles of current DEI efforts across many topics including; cultural competence, business cases for DEI, Disability Career Development, Benefits Communication, Ethical Standards and Practices, Global and Cultural Effectiveness, and DEI Training to name a few.
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Seattle University offers a guide to employer best practices with links and resources to hiring practices and downloadable resources (including assessments and evaluation guides and tips).
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Suffolk University (Boston) 
Suffolk University offers an Employer Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit which includes resources related to; Embracing a Diverse Workforce, Assessing Your Organization, Best Practices, as well as Diversity Terminology guide.
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University of Iowa 
The University of Iowa’s Pomerantz Center offers DEI resources and content for Employers. 
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University of Massachusetts Amherst 
The University of Massachusetts offers evidence-based strategies in implicit attitudes & beliefs, metrics, accountability, and transparency, discrimination & harassment complaint systems, fairness in hiring, quality of information, and creating sustainable change.
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
Successful recruiting of diverse talent requires employers and organizations to look beyond just the recruiting process and instead focus on how to retain diverse talent or create a culture that is welcoming to that diverse talent. This link includes resources to help connect employers to tools they can learn from as well as provide ideas about how to engage their organizations in conversations around diversity and inclusion.
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University of New Hampshire 
This University of New Hampshire provides curated content for employers and describes a Diversity & Inclusion Champion Program with 7 Criteria for achieving this status. The site has Workplace Resources and Recruitment Resources, most of the content is available for downloading including an Organizational Assessment and a Toolkit for Employers.
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University of San Diego 
This landing page within the University of San Diego Career Development Center is organized as an Employer Toolkit, with good background and instructions for use. It is well organized with curated content including several glossaries and relevant links, all of which are currently working. Content and resources are available across a wide array of topics and organized by “identity” groups. 
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University of Washington (Tacoma) 
A list of articles, videos, and other resources for employers or leaders at all levels looking to make their team or organization more inclusive. This list was chosen to highlight resources and articles by people within the highlighted community or who have a relevant lived experience.  
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US Chamber of Commerce
The US Chamber of Commerce site on diversity provides topic discussions and event information for learning more about diversity and inclusivity from organizations and subject matter experts.
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US Department of Labor  
The US Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy’s resource page provides information about disability and diversity and inclusion.
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US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
Provides resources for small businesses categorized by specific discrimination topics and the responsibilities regarding each under federal law. 
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Age Resources

AARP - American Association of Retired Persons
AARP offers timely information on reducing age bias in your hiring process, team management and communications. By using AARP’s search feature, other helpful resources can be accessed. 
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Equality and Human Rights Commission
Advice and guidance on age discrimination for employers based on the Equality Act. 
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Disability Resources

American Association of People with Disabilities
AAPD offers a benchmarking tool known as the Disability Equality Index, giving businesses and organizations an opportunity to receive an objective score regarding their disability and inclusion practices. This is an aspirational, educational, recognition tool. 
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Disability:IN is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide, offering best practice resources for: culture, leadership, enterprise-wide access, employment practices, community engagement, supplier diversity, global operations, as well as a getting started guide for disability inclusion. 
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EARN - Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion
EARN offers information and resources to help employers recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; build inclusive workplace cultures; and meet diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) goals. 
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA offers a library of DEI tools and resources in the areas of anti-racism and allyship. 
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Work Without Limits 
WWL has a regularly updated offering of online resources for employers in accessibility, accommodations, disability, mental health, and Neurodiversity, as well as business cases for disability inclusion.
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Gender Resources

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates 
Offers a virtual learning series designed to help deepen understanding of key aspects of identity and equity. Programs include; Strengthening Nonbinary Workplace Inclusion, Unpacking Covering & Intersectionality in the Workplace, and Deepening Our Understandings of Gender-Inclusive Action and Accountability.
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) Resources Center
The LGBTQ+ Resource Center offers a comprehensive list of pronouns as well as tools for pronoun usage.
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Race Resources

The Council on Accreditation offers resources for best practice inspiration, reading library and other tools including; Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion matter for nonprofits, Racial equity resource guide glossary, as well as links to the Harvard Implicit Association Test.
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Racial Equity Tools
This site offers information on fundamentals as well as tools to implement a Plan-Act-Evaluate to help support racial justice at every level, including organizationally.
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