Multicultural Affairs

The Multicultural Center values your professional development and recognizes that the exposure to and networking with professional organizations is a valuable resource in your career exploration and in connecting with like-minded students and professionals. The following list includes links of interest, advocacy and a list of diverse professional associations and organizations. To see the complete list of professional organizations and associations click on the links below:

Diversity Professional Associations & Organizations

Diversity MBA Magazine: Professional Organizations


Links of Interest and Advocacy

  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium- The Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium (NEPDEC) is a non-sectarian, a not-for-profit educational consortium.
  • Children's Defense Fund- The Children’s Defense Fund is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children.
  • Muslim Public Affairs Council- The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is a national public affairs nonprofit organization working to promote and strengthen American pluralism by increasing understanding and improving policies that impact American Muslims.
  • National Museum of the American Indian- In partnership with Native peoples and their allies, the National Museum of the American Indian fosters a richer shared human experience through a more informed understanding of Native peoples.
  • National Civil Rights Museum- The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is steadfast in its mission to share the culture and lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement and explore how this significant era continues to shape equality and freedom globally.
  • Archives Library Information Center- Archives Library Information Center provides access to information on American history and government, archival administration, information management, and government documents to NARA staff, archives, and records management professionals, and the general public.
  • Tribal College Journal- The Tribal College Journal is an online publication that features articles, news, and resources for American Indians in Higher Education.
  • Pacifica: Radio With Vision- The Pacifica Radio Archives is the oldest and largest audio collection of public radio programming in the U.S. and an American Treasure.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center- The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
  • Diversity Inc- DiversityInc is an online source of news and articles to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity.
  • Where Women Work is an online portal that showcases the impressive work and achievements of women, while shining a spotlight on the organizations supporting them.
  • Anti-Defamation League- ADL is a global leader in exposing extremism and delivering anti-bias education, and is a leading organization in training law enforcement.

Asian Professional Associations & Organizations

Black Professional Associations & Organizations

Hispanic/Latina(o) Professional Associations & Organizations

LGBTQ Professional Organizations

Women Professional Organizations

Veterans Service Organizations

Online Search Engines & Scholarship Programs Information

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Scholarship Programs

  • Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
  • UNCF (United Negro College Fund)– Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
  • Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.
  • GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds- LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) offers a variety of scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduate & graduate college students through our educational arm, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC).
  • Microsoft Scholarship Program - Offer a variety of scholarship programs, internships and full-time opportunities.
  • INROADS- Offer internships opportunities to students with Major or Career Interest in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering (STEM), Software Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Computer Science/MIS, Healthcare, Retail Management and Liberal Arts
  • Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities - The College Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF) supports students as they pursue transformative experiences through scholarly undergraduate research and nationally competitive fellowships. 
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