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COVID-19 UPDATE: NU is open; faculty/staff are working remotely if possible; campuses will be open for in-person learning this fall.

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Community Partnerships

Highlighted Partners

The Office of Diversity, Access and Inclusion not only works across the University of Nebraska system, but also works with partners in the local and higher education community to facilitate and advance equity and inclusion for all. Our current and past community partners include (but are not limited to) those listed below: 

Serving as a primary source of news and information on diversity issues in American higher education, "Diverse: Issues in Higher Ed" is a change agent for underrepresented groups and is looking to shape public policies to resolve inequalities. Our office is proud to support this organization's 35-year-anniversary of covering access and opportunity in higher ed.

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Ed

Diverse: Issues in Higher Ed

Serving as a primary source of news and information on diversity issues in American higher education, "Diverse: Issues in Higher Ed" is a change agent for underrepresented groups and is looking to shape public policies to resolve inequalities. Our office is proud to support this organization's 35-year-anniversary of covering access and opportunity in higher ed.

Established in 2019, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce’s Conference of Opportunity, Diversity and Equity gives the city an opportunity to address diversity and inclusion issues at both the local and national level. As an original coalition member, we take pride in the cultural impact this conference creates.

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Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Established in 2019, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce’s Conference of Opportunity, Diversity and Equity gives the city an opportunity to address diversity and inclusion issues at both the local and national level. As an original coalition member, we take pride in the cultural impact this conference creates.

This annual event commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact on our nation during the week of MLK Day. With help from its partners, the Freedom Breakfast supports Lincoln’s community by raising money to fund scholarships for public school students in Lincoln.

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MLK Freedom Breakfast

MLK Freedom Breakfast

This annual event commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact on our nation during the week of MLK Day. With help from its partners, the Freedom Breakfast supports Lincoln’s community by raising money to fund scholarships for public school students in Lincoln.

This five-year tradition celebrates Lincoln women leaders in 11 different categories, ranging from Excellence in Business to Nonprofit to Education to Healthcare. NU is proud to have been the sponsor of the 2019 "Woman of the Year" award. The 2019 Inspire Awards were hosted by "Inspire: Celebrating Women’s Leadership" and the Lincoln Journal Star on September 18.

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Lincoln Journal Star Inspire Awards

Lincoln Journal Star Inspire Awards

This five-year tradition celebrates Lincoln women leaders in 11 different categories, ranging from Excellence in Business to Nonprofit to Education to Healthcare. NU is proud to have been the sponsor of the 2019 "Woman of the Year" award. The 2019 Inspire Awards were hosted by "Inspire: Celebrating Women’s Leadership" and the Lincoln Journal Star on September 18.

Working as a change agent for Latinos in the Heartland, the Latino Center of the Midlands supports education, promotes professionalism and fosters leadership within the Omaha community. Its mission is to enhance the lives of the country’s largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority.

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Latino Center of the Midlands

Latino Center of the Midlands

Working as a change agent for Latinos in the Heartland, the Latino Center of the Midlands supports education, promotes professionalism and fosters leadership within the Omaha community. Its mission is to enhance the lives of the country’s largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority.

The Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council helps U.S. governments and corporations access minority-owned businesses to develop relationships and strengthen the economy. We are proud to be part of a council that links minority groups to mutually beneficial partnerships and resources.

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Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council

Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council

The Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council helps U.S. governments and corporations access minority-owned businesses to develop relationships and strengthen the economy. We are proud to be part of a council that links minority groups to mutually beneficial partnerships and resources.

Partnership Highlights

Partnership Communications

Lincoln Journal Star INSPIRE Awards: Read our message about the University’s impact on creating a more inclusive future.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education: See our message of congratulations to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s on celebrating its 35th anniversary.

Insight into Diversity: Read our message congratulating the 2019 Inclusive Excellence Collaboration Award recipients.