NCDA Releases Statement about SCOTUS Ruling
The National Career Development Association (NCDA), the largest organization serving career practitioners and educators globally, is disheartened by the Supreme Court ruling to end race-conscious college admission.
“Our association opposes discrimination against any individual and is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and advocacy,” said Lakeisha Mathews, Ed.D., President of NCDA. Programs that promote equity in training and education increase access to gainful employment and meaningful work for underrepresented groups. In addition, this decision has the potential to impact the ability to recruit and train diverse professionals into higher education counseling programs and consequentially the ability to recruit diverse professionals into the field of career development.
This decision also undermines the role of career practitioners working in K-12 and college career counselors and individuals in private practice. And, in light of the recent decisions from the Supreme Court, NCDA chooses to further strengthen its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and advocacy (DEIBA) so that all individuals can achieve their career and life goals.
Through the work of our Board of Directors, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Government Relations Committee, and International Student Services Committee, NCDA will continue to advocate for equality and equity in our profession and for the students and clients we serve.