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At SNHU, inclusion is more than something we strive for.
It’s our mission.

Our community doesn’t look past our differences, we embrace them. Because they make us stronger. Together, we’ve built a diverse, inclusive community where everyone is seen—and everyone belongs. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion and see what important stories we’re highlighting currently.

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month honors the history, culture and contributions of the African American community. Originally established as a week-long celebration by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH), Black History Month has evolved to become a powerful symbol of the ongoing pursuit of racial justice and equality. Each year also highlights a theme which, according to ASALH, aims to “bring to the public’s attention important developments that merit emphasis.” The 2023 theme, Black Resistance, was selected to explore how African Americans have persistently opposed historical and current oppression, including racial terrorism like lynching, pogroms, and police killings, aiming for a dignified, self-determined life in a just democratic society both within and beyond the United States.

At SNHU, we’re proud to support and celebrate our Black students, alumni, faculty, and staff as part of our mission to support our people, and transform their lives though the power of education. During Black History Month, we’re sharing their stories and accomplishments, and celebrating the lived experiences of Black individuals in the SNHU community.

Nadia Owusu

From MFA Thesis to Award-Winning Memoir: A Q&A with Alumna Nadia Owusu

Nadia Owusu ’17MFA is on a roll this year. Not only did she publish her first chapbook, “So Devilish a Fire,” but Simon & Schuster bought her memoir, “Aftershocks.” To top it all off, she received a Whiting Award for the memoir, which is set to publish in 2020.

Ashely Franklin.

Author & Teacher Ashley Franklin Strives for Inclusion in Storytelling

Ashley Franklin, a published author and SNHU English composition instructor, wants all underrepresented children to be able to see themselves in the stories around them. She’s made it her mission to support them, with the hopes of allowing all kids to dream big about their futures.

Dr. Paula Royster

Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty Dr. Paula Royster: A Q&A

An expert on the history and culture of the African diaspora and former Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Paula Royster teaches interdisciplinary studies at Southern New Hampshire University. She shared her thoughts on teaching, education and more as part of SNHU's Faculty Spotlight Series.

Selected as Diversity Jobs Top Employer 2022

Diversity Jobs Top Employer 2020 badgeAt SNHU, we know that representation matters. That’s why we’ve partnered with to find the best and brightest diverse talent out there. From student-facing advisors and faculty to the teams behind the scenes, we look for unique perspectives that can help us transform the lives of all learners - no matter who they are or where they want to go.