The Office of Career Programs and Employer Relations is committed to serving talented students and alumni from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and identities. We are committed to providing students and employers with opportunities that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. We also resolve to continue inclusive career exploration and development for all members of the Dominican community.

DEI Definitions (NACE)


is the practice of recognizing and actively opposing racism in society with the goal to promote racial equity.


refers to group social differences such as race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual-orientation, gender preferences, country of origin, dis/ability, cultural, political, religious, or other group affiliations.


means acknowledging and making adjustments to address the consequences of a long history of prejudice and discriminatory treatment that continues and has a negative impact on Black, Brown, Indigenous, and marginalized communities

Inclusive Practices

are those that include an active, intentional, meaningful, and equitable engagement across the diversity of our NACE community. Recognizing our diversity while meaningfully engaging it facilitates greater awareness, knowledge, understanding of the complex ways individuals engage within systems and institutions. Building these skills and abilities among individual members will begin to address past injustices and lay a strong foundation for equitable success for our individuals and organizations, and, as a consequence, our nation and the global communities where we work.


refers to the perceived support, feeling of connectedness, and experience of community among peers and colleagues within the association. Belonging is a process of building a foundation through diversity, equity, and inclusive practices that cultivates the cornerstone of engagement in our community.

Social Justice

has several elements that affect many areas of public policy and public administration; it is fair treatment of all people in a society, including respect for the rights of people who have been marginalized and the equitable distribution of resources among members of a community; it is fairness manifested in society through healthcare, gender equality, reproductive rights, education, employment, and voting; and it imposes personal responsibility to collaborate with others to design and continually perfect institutions as tools for personal and social development.

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