"We shall overcome and success will be ours in the future. The future belongs to us."
The National Academic Coalition for Caste Equity (NACCE) brings together students, staff, faculty, and unions across North America to advocate for Caste equity in higher education institutions.
As the anti-Caste civil rights movement grows, colleges and universities have become leading sites of social change, with higher education institutions (i.e., Brandeis University, Colby College, University of California Davis, California State University, Carleton University, etc.) explicitly adding Caste as a protected category to their anti-discrimination policies.
In collaboration with student, staff, faculty, and union leaders across both public and private higher education institutions, the National Academic Coalition for Caste Equity has emerged as a collective with the mission to connect, build community with, and mobilize resources to support students, staff, faculty, and union members advocating for Caste equitable policies in higher education institutions.
Brandeis University becomes the first US higher education institution to add caste as a protected characteristic
Colby College becomes the second US educational institution to add caste to its nondiscrimination policy
UC Davis becomes the first public university in the US to designate caste as a protected category
UC Berkeley's ASUC Senate unanimously approves a resolution urging campus administration to address caste discrimination
Carleton University becomes the first Canadian higher education institution to add caste protections
UC SAN DIEGO
UC San Diego's Ethnic Studies Department becomes the first Ethnic Studies Department to implement caste protections
CA FACULTY ASSOCIATION
CFA attains a new contract with caste protections for its 29,000+ member union
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota adds caste to its diversity, equity, and inclusion criteria
Brown University becomes the first Ivy League institution to designate caste as a protected category
Georgetown University creates an interpretive guidance that includes caste in its protected bases
Harvard University expands caste protections, building off of the Harvard Graduate Student Union