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NCORE 2020



May 26 - 30, 2020



NCORE offers five days of major workshops, keynote addresses, special features, and concurrent breakout sessions. Presenters from across the United States share their knowledge, expertise, and experiences from across all aspects of higher education.



Information regarding the location of conference sessions, hotel blocks, areas of interest, and more!




As a non-profit educational event, NCORE is open to all colleges, universities, community groups, state and federal governmental agencies, and individuals. Registration for NCORE 2020 will open in the fall. 

NCORE 2020: New York City

NCORE will return to New York May 26-30, 2020! New York City buzzes with energy and optimism. You can feel it walking along the High Line, through Central Park or Prospect Park or in the blossoming New York Botanical Garden. Manhattan features world-famous attractions at every turn; it’s possible to visit Central Park,Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center all in one afternoon. Join us for NCORE and stay to explore these landmarks and many more! Additional details will be added in the coming months.

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The NCORE webinar continues the conference’s tradition of working to improve racial and ethnic relations on college campuses by providing virtual learning opportunities on effective strategies to enhance access, social development, education, communication, and cross-cultural understanding for traditionally underrepresented populations.

What is NCORE

Formed in 1961, the Southwest Center is devoted to the study, understanding, and resolution of human conflict and to promoting understanding and cooperation among people of different racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. One of the major programs of the Southwest Center is the Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), which serves as the leading national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education.



NCORE® is designed to provide a significant forum for discussion, critical dialogue, and exchange of information as institutions search for effective strategies to enhance access, social development, education, positive communication, and cross-cultural understanding in culturally-diverse settings.

In 1988, The Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies launched the first Annual National Conference for Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE®) addressing the resurgence of racist incidents in higher education. Since its inception, NCORE has evolved into a vital national resource for higher education institutions, providing an annual multicultural forum that attracts Black/African Americans, American Indians, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Latino/as, and European Americans representing campuses across the United States.

The NCORE® conference series constitutes the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The conference focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations.



The Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity (JCSCORE) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE).  

JCSCORE is committed to promoting an exchange of ideas that can transform lives, enhance learning, and improve human relations in higher education.