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HERC’s annual diversity outreach campaign helps member institutions demonstrate good faith affirmative action efforts, including outreach, should they be audited by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Download our one-pager to learn more about the legalities of incorporating HERC's diversity outreach into your report.
In 2016, HERC reached 16,450 jobseekers through in-person outreach at diversity conferences across the country and millions more through a targeted advertising campaign in leading higher education and diversity magazines and websites.


Conferences Attended in 2016-17

  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), October 8-10, 2016, San Antonio, TX
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), October 13-15, 2016, Long Beach, CA
  • Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, October 27-30, Tampa, FL
  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), November 9-12, 2016, Tampa, FL
  • Black Doctoral Network Faculty Recruitment Fair , February 25-26, 2017, Pennsylvania, PA
  • National Black Graduate Student Association Conference, March 22-25, 2017, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Annual Meeting, March 2017, San Francisco, CA
  • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE), May 30-June 3, 2017, Fort Worth, TX
  • Graduate Career Consortium, June 22-30, 2017, Houston, TX


2016-17 Advertising Campaign


  • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine – half-page ad in the veterans issue (October, 2016)
  • LinkedIn – website ad reaching 2 million veterans (July 2016-March 2017)
  • – website ads reaching 250,000 veterans (April-June 2017)
  • Veterans Connect – website ads (on-going)
  • VetReady - partner listing on website (on-going)


  • ABILITY MAGAZINE AND ABILITY JOBS – website ad and half-page ad (October, 2016)
  • Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) – full-page conference ad (July, 2016)
  • Disability Connect – website ads (on-going)
  • INSIGHT  into Diversity – half-page ad in disability month issue (October, 2016)


  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) – half-page ads (October, 2016 and June, 2017)
  • Black, Brown, and College Bound – full-page conference program ad (February, 2017)
  • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine – half-page ad in the HBCU issue (August, 2016)
  • Hispanic Association for Colleges & Universities (HACU) – full-page conference ads (October, 2016 and April, 2017)
  • INSIGHT  into Diversity – half-page ad in women in STEM issue (September, 2016)
  • INSIGHT  into Diversity – half-page ad (November, 2016)
  • Latinos In Higher Education – website ads (on-going)
  • National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) – half-page ad in Out to Innovate conference (March, 2017)
  • – website ads (on-going)


  • Academic Keys – website ads (August- October, 2016)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) – website ads (May-June, 2017)
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education (August-October, 2016)
  • Facebook ads targeting faculty, IT, and healthcare professionals- website ads (February, 2017)
  • National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) – full-page conference ad (March, 2017)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA) – full-page conference ad (September, 2016)
  • Times Higher Education – multiple print ads (July, August, September, 2016)


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