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Marginalized Populations

Counseling professionals can encounter unique challenges when working with certain student populations. Explore resources and learn more about working with these student groups.

Diversity and Access

Regardless of whether institutions use race-conscious or race-neutral admission policies, NACAC recognizes and seeks to educate the community on the substantial benefits derived from a diverse student body and the complexity of the admission process. ​​​​​​​​​

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NACAC Announces Commission on Redesigning College Admission and Financial Aid Through a Racial Equity Lens

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) today announced a national panel of leaders and researchers from across higher education, policy, and civil rights to develop specific proposals for reimagining financial aid and college admission systems and ultimately eliminating racial inequity in postsecondary educational access.

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Commission on Redesigning College Admission and Financial Aid Through a Racial Equity Lens

The commission will develop specific proposals for reimagining financial aid and college admission systems and ultimately eliminating racial inequity in postsecondary educational access.

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Dr. Crystal E. Newby Appointed as NACAC’s First Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Crystal E. Newby as the organization’s first director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Newby will transition to the new position, which will be housed in the Educational Content and Policy division within NACAC, starting January 1, 2021.

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Black and African Diaspora SIG

The African American Special Interest Group will support and advance the work of counseling and enrollment professionals as they help the students and the community realize their full potential, with particular emphasis on African American's transition to postsecondary education.

Asian American/Pacific Islander SIG

The mission of the Asian/Pacific Islander Special Interest Group is to bring awareness of Asian/Pacific Islander issues to NACAC members.

LGBTQ+ SIG

The GLBTQ and Allies SIG provides opportunities for members to discuss issues of college admission that affect GLBTQ students and others.

Latino/Hispanic SIG

The Latino/Hispanic Special Interest Group represents the perspectives and concerns of those professionals who are responsible for the counseling, guidance, education, recruitment and transition (from high school to college) of Latino/Hispanic students. It is also responsible for the dissemination, discussion and representation of any and all related topics, issues and trends relevant to Latino/Hispanic college admission counseling.

Native Indigenous Peoples SIG

The Native Indigenous Peoples SIG is committed to helping NACAC fulfill its mission of supporting access and promoting high professional standards of social responsibility to American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and international indigenous students.

Community-Based Organizations SIG

The Community-Based Organizations Special Interest Group is a forum for the discussion of, and advocacy for, issues that impact community based organizations and the students with whom we work.

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