About Us

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education is the preeminent source of critical news, information and insightful commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education.  Diverse began writing about diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education long before diversity and multiculturalism became “hot-button” issues. Today, our mission remains as true as it was 40 years ago: to provide information that is honest, thorough and balanced. We seek, through traditional and nontraditional mediums, to be change agents and generate public policies that resolve inequities that still exist today. In fulfilling our mission, we believe we are helping to build the educational, cultural, social and economic structures necessary to allow every individual to reach his or her full potential, and thus contribute to the greater good of their community and the nation.

With more than 38 years of experience covering education, Diverse is the only bi-weekly newsmagazine focusing on matters of access, diversity, inclusion and opportunity for all in higher education. Its unparalleled coverage of issues surrounding topics such as tenure, salary, faculty, students, recruitment, retention and access and equity earned Diverse the 2002 Folio Award for best education publication in America. And as our communities have grown more diverse, so, too, has our editorial focus.

Launched in 1984 as Black Issues In Higher Education, the magazine focused on the role of and issues pertaining to African-Americans in higher education. To better reflect inclusivity and America’s changing demographics, in 2005 we renamed the magazine to Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, and expanded coverage to address issues that affect Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native American Indians, people with disabilities, seniors, LGBTQIA, veterans and other underrepresented groups in higher education.

Our companion website translates our flagship brand, Diverse, into a digital medium so advertisers can extend their print messages online and engage and interact with the Diverse audience. Through our signature events, the John Hope Franklin Awards and the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards, sponsors can interface with scholars, researchers, faculty, administrators and business leaders from across the country.