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NCORE 2019



May 28 - June 1, 2019



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.



Sessions for NCORE 2019 will be held at the Oregon Convention Center May 28th through June 1, 2019. Hotels are now accepting reservations. Click to start exploring!




As a non-profit educational event, NCORE is open to all state and federal governmental agencies, colleges, universities, community groups, and individuals. 

Our Latest News

Dear NCORE Community, 

We recently met with the leadership of the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland along with representatives of Hilton National to make recommendations and to learn what actions they are taking in the wake of the incident where a minority customer was treated unacceptably and removed from the DoubleTree by hotel security. 

They have and are taking the following actions: 

  • An independent third-party review has been completed by a local law firm specializing in human resources. Their findings are due shortly.
  • An intensified Hilton training curriculum has been provided to all hotel employees. Leading with Hospitality, a course focused on Diversity & Inclusion and Unconscious Bias training was began on Monday, January 7, 2019. While focused on guest facing roles, all DoubleTree by Hilton Portland employees had completed this training by January 11. This training will be repeated annually. 
  • Additional dedicated training focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was provided by Jennifer Brown Consulting. This training had been received by all hotel employees as of January 18. 
  • An additional de-escalation training for all Security, Front Office, and Management is being scheduled. 

Members of their leadership team will be in attendance at our conference (NCORE 2019) when we gather in Portland at the end of May. We are very much looking forward to hosting them, and to seeing what impact our community has on their efforts to create more inclusive experiences for all their guests. An apology letter from the General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Portland can be found here

NCORE Management and Staff
The University of Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon 2019

NCORE heads to the Pacific Northwest May 28 - June 1, 2019. In Portland, it’s easy to find limitless recreation, fabulous food, flourishing culture, and engaged citizenry. See for yourself, and come early or stay late to enjoy all that Portland has to offer. You’ll find retailers large and small, international and indie within easy reach of hotels. The nearby Pearl District is home to galleries, boutiques, chic restaurants and the legendary Powell’s City of Books. An award-winning airport, an accessible, efficient light rail system and compact blocks in the central city make getting around town a real pleasure.

Our Sponsors

  • OU Outreach
  • NCAA
  • Travel Portland
  • Latinos in
  • Insight into Diversity
  • Texas A&M
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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.