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The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American higher education is produced by the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies at the University of Oklahoma. As a non-profit, educational event, NCORE is open to all individuals; no membership is required. The conference is financed by registration fees and sponsorships. Review our Schedule Overview for an outline of our conference, and join us May 28-June 1, 2019, in Portland, Oregon.


Rates for NCORE 2019:

NCORE Conference (four days) - $695 ($795 beginning April 1, 2019)

NCORE Conference + Pre-Conference Institute (five days) - $795 ($895 beginning April 1, 2019)

Student Registration - (includes Pre-Conference Institute) - $495 (flat-rate, year-round)


Group Discount Information

Payment Options

During registration, you may select PAY NOW (with a credit card) or PAY LATER (to be invoiced). If you select PAY LATER, do not log back into the registration system to pay; this is not possible and will create a duplicate registration. Call our Registration Coordinator at (405) 325-6808 to pay by credit card over the phone. Or, mail a check made payable to The University of Oklahoma addressed to: The University of Oklahoma Registration & Records, 1700 Asp Avenue, Room B-1, Norman, OK 73072-6400.

Cancellation, Refund, and Substitution Policies

To cancel and refund your registration, email us. NCORE must have written notification to cancel your registration. 

•    All cancellation / refund requests made by May 1st (11:59 PM Central Standard Time) will be made less a $100.00 service and processing fee. Notification must be made through email to

•    All cancellation / refund requests after May 1st, 2019, will receive a refund of the amount paid less a $250.00 service and processing fee. Notification must be made through email to

  • Refunds will not be offered because of weather.
  • Registration may be transferred to a substitute delegate (with no additional charge).
  • Registration may not be transferred to a future NCORE.
  • No refund amount will be granted for no-shows.
  • In the unlikely event the conference is cancelled, NCORE will refund 100% of the registration fees paid.

Download our official policies here (opens in new window).