NCMPR knows that our members are all at differing points in their diversity, equity and inclusion work. Our goal with this toolkit is to provide members resources that teach and enlighten – and that help them do their job better, and more equitably.

The toolkit serves as both a landing page for NCMPR’s various DEI resources, from blog posts to webinars and more, and a collection of vetted outside resources.

This list is ever growing, changing and improving. If you have any resources that have helped you in your DEI work, or even if your college has produced any DEI resources that you think would be helpful for other members, please email them to [javascript protected email address] for possible inclusion in the toolkit.


General Resources

Data Dig 2022 results (NCMPR, 2022)

Disability Style Guide (National Center on Disability and Journalism)

Gender, sex and sexual orientation (The Associated Press, requires login; inclusive storytelling blog post, open access)

Immigration, migration (The Associated Press, requires login)

Inclusive storytelling (The Associated Press, requires login; inclusive storytelling blog post, open access)

LGBTQ+ college resources (Humans Rights Campaign)

Race-related coverage (The Associated Press, requires login; inclusive storytelling blog post, open access)


DEI 101

"A Suggested Update to Your College’s Style: Let “They” Be Singular Whenever" (NCMPR blog)

Code Switch (NPR podcast)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Framework for Action (AACC)

"How to Successfully Prioritize DEI at Your Two-Year College" (Peer and Simple)

"TEDx Speeches, Vulnerability and Microaggressions" (Peer and Simple)

Representing and Supporting Minority Students and Employees

Communicating with a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lens (NCMPR webinar – Part I: Communicating Through Crisis: COVID-19, Racial Justice and Getting it Right; Part II: Planning for Pushback: Protests, Social Media and the Free Speech Debate)

Equity Audits: A Tool for Campus Improvement (AACC webinar)

"How to Be Advocates for Women of Color in the Workplace" (NCMPR blog)

"How to Successfully Promote Your College to AAPI and Other Minority Students" (Peer and Simple)

"How Your Marketing Team Can Support Ukrainian Students" (Peer and Simple)


Event Ideas

Discussions for Change: Moving Forward in Fighting Injustice (NCMPR blog)

Lavender Graduation (Human Rights Campaign)

Palo Alto College Celebrates the Cultures of South Texas During Latinx Heritage Month (NCMPR blog)