Equity & Inclusion

NACE ICONCareer Readiness Competency - Equity & Inclusion


Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures. Engage in anti-racist practices that actively challenge the systems, structures, and policies of racism.


  • Solicit and use feedback from multiple cultural perspectives to make inclusive and equity-minded decisions.
  • Actively contribute to inclusive and equitable practices that influence individual and systemic change.
  • Advocate for inclusion, equitable practices, justice, and empowerment for historically marginalized communities.
  • Seek global cross-cultural interactions and experiences that enhance one’s understanding of people from different demographic groups and that leads to personal growth.
  • Keep an open mind to diverse ideas and new ways of thinking.
  • Identify resources and eliminate barriers resulting from individual and systemic racism, inequities, and biases.
  • Demonstrate flexibility by adapting to diverse environments.
  • Address systems of privilege that limit opportunities for members of historically marginalized communities.
Engage in activities to develop your understanding of Equity and Inclusion
  • Diverse Conference
  • Cultural Competency Workshop
  • Inclusive Language
  • Set Norms/Ground Rules
  • Join/Participate in Multicultural Clubs, LGBTQ Clubs

Develop Equity and Inclusion skills by:

  • Learning and meeting people with diverse cultural views to make inclusive and equitable decisions. 
  • Promoting inclusion, fairness, justice, and empowerment for historically underrepresented groups. 
  • Seeking global cross-cultural connections and experiences that foster personal growth and knowledge of diverse demographic groupings. 
  • Openness to new ideas and ways of thinking. 
  • Identifying and removing individual and systemic racism, injustices, and biases. 
  • Adapting to new situations shows flexibility. 
Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers,