Alliant Recognized Once Again for Diversity and Inclusion

Wins First “Higher Education Excellence in Diversity” (HEED) Award from Diversity Magazine

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) 2012 award logo
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- November 19, 2012-- Alliant International University received the first annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a HEED award winner, Alliant joins a select group of U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

"Success as a university and as a training ground for tomorrow's professionals depends critically on our ability to sustain a supportive and inclusive environment within our own institution,” said Alliant International University President Geoffrey Cox.  “At Alliant, I’m proud to say, students from diverse backgrounds are welcomed, affirmed, and therefore, able to thrive.”

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected Alliant based on its exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives covering all aspects of diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities and members of the LGBT community.

The HEED award is the third distinction Alliant received in the past year honoring its outstanding record on diversity. Last fall, Alliant was one of eight universities chosen to participate in the American Council on Education’s “At Home In the World" project, designed to help universities blend and integrate multicultural and international competency training into their curriculum. This past summer, Alliant was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a top producer of graduate degrees among minorities, as published in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. 

About Alliant International University
Alliant International University is a WASC accredited private, non-profit university that emphasizes the practical application of theory and research to prepare students for professional careers in psychology, education, business, forensics and law. The university is comprised of five professional schools whose combined institutional history dates back more than 100 years. Headquartered in San Diego and San Francisco, Alliant has additional campuses in Los Angeles, Irvine, Fresno, Sacramento, and Mexico City with accredited programs in Hong Kong and Tokyo. For more details, visit

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Madeleine Wiener
CMO - Alliant International University