Founded in 2007, the Liberal Arts Diversity Officers (LADO) consortium promotes best practices and innovative strategies in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
LADO offers an opportunity for the chief diversity officers (CDOs) working in select liberal arts settings to collaborate actively and engage in mutual learning, as well as to provide leadership in implementing and publicizing effective diversity strategies in higher education.
Who is LADO?
Check out the LADO member institutions across the U.S.
Although private liberal arts colleges (and smaller liberal arts universities) represent small percentages of the nation’s graduates, our more than 200 institutions produce graduates with disproportionate representation in leading private, corporate, and public companies and institutions. Additionally, our institutions are some of the most sought after by high school graduates and are therefore frequently in the public eye. As a result, our commitments to diversity and equity have a high profile nationally and often herald broader institutional change throughout higher education.