NASFAA’s Board of Directors has issued the following statement to Members:
“As we mourn the violence and loss of life in Charlottesville this weekend, NASFAA stands with our member institutions in asserting that hate, bigotry, violence and racism have no place on our campuses or in our country. NASFAA's Mission states affirmatively we are ‘committed to diversity throughout all activities,’ and our Board reaffirms this commitment at each meeting.
In March 2015, NASFAA's Board voted to accept a Diversity and Inclusion Statement, a statement that grew from the work of the 2014-15 Professional Diversity Caucus. It reads:
In support of its mission, NASFAA will pursue and promote, in principle and practice, the diversity and inclusion of its membership to represent the profession and the students we serve. NASFAA promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion by encouraging involvement and access regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, professional level or institution type.
These are not just hollow words, but ones we strive to live by as an organization, as a profession, and as members of the higher education community.
Additionally, NASFAA rejects all forms of discrimination in the administration of financial aid. Our Statement of Ethical Principles urges members to always “provide services and apply principles that do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or economic status.”
Publication Date: 8/15/2017