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Working in higher education means moving toward a more inclusive future, one where we integrate diversity and inclusion into our institutions at every level. AACRAO's Caucuses are networking and affinity groups designed to promote diversity and equity in higher education. AACRAO relies on member volunteers to support the mission and strategic plan for the organization. As current practitioners in the registrar, admissions, and enrollment management professions, our members apply best practices, develop new ways of thinking about and doing our work, and identify strategies for success on campuses.

Sharing experiences enhances the AACRAO knowledge base, increases the value of AACRAO membership, and allows members to grow and develop professionally. In addition to helping others in our profession, participating in a Caucus will enhance your professional growth as well. 

Caucuses fall under Committee Group 5: Access and Equity. All AACRAO members are eligible to join a caucus.

Past Events


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Making Connections Through Food - AAPI Heritage Month: Part 1

May 14, 2024

Get to know your colleagues through cuisine and tradition.

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Better Together: The Inside Scoop on AAPI Heritage (not History) Month

Apr 30, 2024

What is AAPI Heritage Month, why was it created, and what can you do to get involved in the celebration.

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Celebrating Giants

Feb 19, 2024

Recognizing and celebrating the work of those who came before us and how it impacts and guides our work.

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The Impact of Educational Changes in Florida and the Role of Sociology in Black History Month

Feb 5, 2024

Understanding the impact of recent legislation and how it connects to Black History Month.

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Empowering Women in STEM: Breaking Barriers and Forging New Paths

Oct 30, 2023

Strategies to support and empower women in STEM.

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Celebrating Pride through Community

Jun 26, 2023

View resources, research, and opportunities to engage and connect with your membership in celebration of Pride month.

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Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

May 1, 2023

Discover new ways to celebrate AAPI Heritage month in 2023.

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Celebrating and Sharing Latinx Heritage Month

Oct 3, 2022

Learn more about LatinX heritage month and find out how you can join in the celebration.

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Find your Space

Jun 10, 2022

Learn more about Pride month, the LGBTQIA+ Caucus, and see how you can get involved.

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7 Ways You Can Celebrate Pride Month

May 31, 2022

Learn more about what it means to be loud and proud.

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Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 2, 2022

Learn about AAPI Heritage Month, preview events hosted by the AACRAO AAPI Caucus, and gain additional resources to support your learning and allyship.

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Women's History Month

Mar 8, 2022

Learn more about Women's History Month and how you can get involved.

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Celebrating and Commemorating Black History Month

Feb 22, 2022

Learn more about Black History Month and how you can get involved.

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Native American Heritage Month

Nov 1, 2021

Learn more about Native American History Month and how you can get involved.

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Oct 18, 2021

Learn more about LGBTQIA+ Month.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 20, 2021

Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Field Notes: Self-Advocacy is Not Selfish

Jul 12, 2021

Field Notes: AACRAO Women's Caucus Chair Laura Remillard writes on the importance of self-advocacy and gives tips on how to improve.

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May Book Club - Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

May 3, 2021

AACRAO Book Club to discuss new book by essayist and poet Cathy Park Hong.

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New Leadership in AACRAO Caucuses

Apr 19, 2021

New leadership for AACRAO's Black and Women's caucus in 2021.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus - Bystander Training

Mar 22, 2021

Resources and Bystander training from the AAPI Caucus to promote anti-hate and antidiscrimination.

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AACRAO Book Club - "How to be an Antiracist" Recap

Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Soraira Urquiza and Joyce Philip recap our recent Book Club discussion and their thoughts going forward.

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AACRAO's Women Caucus - Celebrating Women's History Month

Mar 8, 2021

Women's history month and the AACRAO Women's Caucus.

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February Book Club: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

Feb 9, 2021

Author to speak at the AACRAO (106th) Annual Meeting.

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AACRAO celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Nov 2, 2020

Learn about our Native American caucus, comprised of members who at tribal and non-tribal colleges and universities.

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AACRAO celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 22, 2020

How are you supporting Latinx and Hispanic students, staff, and faculty?

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LGBTQIA Caucus welcomes new chairs Tammy Johnson and Chris Dorsten

Aug 24, 2020

Thank you to departing chairs Paul McCarty and Holly Halmo.

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Protesting 101: Preparation, etiquette, and safety

Aug 23, 2020

Tips ahead of the Aug. 28 March on Washington.

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Protesting during a global pandemic

Jul 28, 2020

Amplifying AACRAO’s commitment to a community where all are valued, heard, and respected.

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Ally or accomplice? How to support Black Lives Matter

Jun 30, 2020

How can we, a national association of education professionals, use our collective strength to create meaningful change?

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Pride month: The importance of intersectionality

Jun 29, 2020

There can be no hierarchy within these movements to determine which lives are more valuable.

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May Book Club: Invisibility and the myth of the model minority

May 19, 2020

Hosted by the new leadership of the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus.

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AACRAO Black Caucus welcomes new chair Roslyn Perry

Apr 17, 2020

Thanks to past chair, Kristy Goodwin, for her outstanding leadership.

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Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus welcomes new chair

Apr 6, 2020

Tricia Ryan, Director of Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations at San Jose State University, takes the helm this month.

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Highlighting the work of the AACRAO Black Caucus

Feb 11, 2020

One of our largest caucuses, the Black Caucus is open to any member interested in advancing the black community in higher ed.

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Beyond Safe Zones: Systematizing inclusivity

Feb 10, 2020

Become a true LGBTQ+ ally, wherever your campus is.

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AACRAO Book Club launches this month

Oct 7, 2019

The virtual discussion will be held on Tuesday, November 12. Join here for updates.

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The real issues facing women in tech

May 14, 2019

A burgeoning conversation in higher education, plus a targeted workshop.

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Women leaders breaking down the bias barrier and navigating impostor syndrome

Apr 15, 2019

Common challenges, as well as considerations and solutions, from two AACRAO 2019 sessions.

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4 ways for women, and all humans, to navigate bias and insecurity at work

Feb 4, 2019

AACRAO leaders discuss strategies to keep imposter syndrome, glass ceilings, and cultural conditioning from holding you back.

Addressing the education gap for Latino men

Jul 29, 2014

A research and mentoring initiative at UT-Austin.