Do you have a passion for social justice?
The world needs fearless leaders like you, and NAU is a natural partner to your commitment to fight for a better world for all people and to lift every voice.
Looking for a way to make an impact for DEIJ issues at NAU? You can make a real difference by donating to one of these funds:
- First-Generation Special Opportunity Fund - Almost 46% of NAU students on the Flagstaff campus identify as first-generation, meaning neither of their parents or guardians earned a bachelor’s degree. First‐generation students are trailblazers, forging new paths for themselves and their families. At Northern Arizona University we are striving to become a campus of excellence for first‐generation students. This fund helps first-generation students take advantage of study abroad, research, and internship opportunities. Learn more on the First-Gen website. Increase your impact - once 50 gifts are made to any first-gen fund, the DeMund Foundation will release $30,000!
- LGBTQIA+ Success Fund - The NAU Office of Inclusion strives to celebrate, recognize, and support our LGBTQIA+ students through programming, events, community engagement, direct student services, and emergency assistance. The Success Fund supports basic personal, medical, and academic needs, such as emergency housing assistance, travel funds, food, medical services, counseling services, books, and academic supplies. This fund also provides opportunities and resources that contribute to student success, such as programs, events, internships, study abroad, convocations, and more! Give now and magnify your impact - the first $500 will be matched by Mara B. Vernon, '93 and once 15 gifts are received Terence and Robin Roche will donate $10,000 to the fund!
- Hispanic/Latinx Student Success Fund - The mission of Hispanic, Latina/o/x Student Services is to promote, amplify, and celebrate the Hispanic, Latina/o/x student community and partner across campus to develop, implement, and assess the practices and strategies that help ensure a positive and successful student experience. This fund supports staff, programs, events, internships, student support, convocation ceremony, and more. Learn about other resources on the Hispanic, Latina/o/x Student Services webpage.
- LGBTQIA Commission Scholarship Endowment - The LGBTQIA Commission empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential while affirming their identity. Donors and the Commission are working to endow the scholarship and ensure NAU can help build a strong, inclusive, and uplifting community. Learn more on the Commission webpage.
- Disability Support Services - Disability Resources leads collaborations with students, faculty, staff, and the campus community to cultivate a universally designed environment and facilitates the removal of existing barriers for the full inclusion of people with disabilities. The program ensures access through design, services, and accommodations at no cost to all Northern Arizona University students and employees with disabilities. Learn more on the Disability Resources webpage.
- Native American Cultural Center - The Native American Cultural Center (NACC) strives to support students and to educate the larger community on the histories, cultures, and issues facing Native American/Alaskan Native/ Native Hawaiian and Indigenous communities. It is a “home away from home” for many in the NAU community. Learn more on the Center's website.
- Institute for Human Development - The Institute for Human Development is a research and training program that promotes full inclusion by advancing attitudes that value persons with disabilities and enhance access to all aspects of the human experience. The institute is part of a national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and supports over 20 training, research, technical assistance, and model service projects statewide in Arizona. Learn more on the Institute's webpage.