Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility
The National Association for Campus Activities is committed to creating an engaging environment that empowers members to intentionally center diversity, equity, and inclusion. We integrate and advance equitable and inclusive opportunities to create college communities where everyone belongs.
NACA has adopted the following definitions to provide a baseline and framework to guide the work of the Association as we strive to create college communities where everyone belongs:
- Diversity – the practice or quality of including, involving, understanding, and appreciating individuals within the context of, but not limited to, the social constructs of: race, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, nationality, documentation status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, along with physical and mental abilities and disabilities.
- Equity – an intentional, design‐centered approach and concept that promotes fair treatment, access, opportunities, resources, and advancement of all people while striving to eliminate barriers and disparities that may have prevented the full participation of a marginalized group.
- Inclusion – the implementation of accessible opportunities and resources and active, intentional, ongoing engagement and practice that empowers and promotes individuals to create a sense of belonging, support, cultural competence, and humility, with diversity as the core.
- Accessibility – the premise of minimizing the disadvantages by creating intentional space, means, and opportunities where individuals can feel empowered to acquire information, engage in the same interactions, and complete tasks in an autonomous and independent manner.
- Social Justice ‐ the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to create learning environments that foster equitable participation. Social Justice also functions as a process to the revision of injustices that encompass, but are not limited to, human rights, access, participation & equity.
The National Association for Campus Activities is committed to creating an engaging environment that empowers members to intentionally center diversity, equity, inclusion & accessibility. We integrate and advance equitable and inclusive opportunities to create college communities where everyone belongs.
NACA commits to:
- Enhancing member learning experiences through programs and resources that will increase awareness of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusivity
- Creating resources and building a foundation that members can use to facilitate programs and conversations on both individual and organizational levels
- Implementing internal and external practices to advance accessibility, equity, and social justice through innovative programming, events, and research
NACA is committed to advancing diversity development and the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action through its respective programs, services and volunteer involvement. To ensure compliance with these principles, the organization will:
- Not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, economic status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ethnic background or disability in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
- Promote vigorous efforts to enhance, develop and increase a diverse volunteer pool in all areas of the Association.
- Actively promote diversity in its programs and services.
- Expect all volunteers and NACA® Office staff to consistently display sensitivity to diversity and the principles of affirmative action.
- Promote the importance of eliminating discriminatory and/or culturally insensitive language, behavior and content from NACA-sponsored activities and will urge all members and guests of the Association to cooperate in this effort. There is no intent to support censorship. The purpose is to induce thought and advance planning in an effort to ensure that showcase performances, Campus Activities Marketplace displays, educational sessions and other NACA-sponsored activities reflect appropriate diversity and sensitivity in their plans and actions.