AFIRE has issued a letter to UNL expressing needs for change in solidarity with Asian Pacific Islander Desi American people. Read more here.

AFIRE has issued a Statement on Interlocking Oppression and a Call for Solidarity. Read more

Meeting of Students and Faculty


Our Mission

The mission of AFIRE is to promote inclusion, respect, and equity for faculty, staff and students in the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln by: (1) advocating community building (2) promoting participation in CEHS and university diversity inclusive activities (3) advancing CEHS’s mission of “enhancing the lives of individuals, schools, families, and communities and strengthening the relationships among them.” and (4) increasing awareness, knowledge, and skills that facilitate CEHS’ mission as noted above.

The CEHS AFIRE program is in alignment with campus-wide efforts focused on inclusive excellence. To learn more, click here.

Our Initiatives

(A) Advocacy for equity in policies and practices like promotion, tenure, and evaluation of employees (B) Support for Resolution of Complaints of Discrimination or Inequity (C) Education about awareness, knowledge, and skills for inclusive excellence (D) Community building to live out our vision of equity (E) Support for CEHS leadership enacting inclusive excellence in communications, programs, policies affecting the college and its students, staff, and faculty.

TIPS Reporting

UNL has the TIPS Reporting System link at the bottom of most university webpages. Anyone can make a report that is reviewed by a university team. Report non-emergency incidents to TIPS by clicking here. Emergency reports should be directed to 911 or University Police at 472-2222. Contact AFIRE at for consultation or support with reporting.

AFIRE Meetings

Spring 2021 All students, faculty, and staff of CEHS are warmly invited to join AFIRE and attend AFIRE meetings. January 12 at 4pm, February 9th at 4pm, March 9th at 4pm, April 6th 4pm.

RSO Grants

Congrats to our 2021 RSO Grant Award Winners! This year we are able to give $200 to each of the following registered student organizations: Bosnian American Student Alliance, Trauma Informed Educators, and the International Student Advisory Board. AFIRE is fortunate to be able to award these grants with funding from the CEHS Dean's Office. The purpose of the grants are to support registered student organizations, who are serving and supporting minoritized students, and to create more connections between these organizations and CEHS students.


Download the Series Flyer

"Othered" SA Pros: Reflections on agency, context, and confluent hierarchies” Leonard Taylor, PhD, Auburn University Friday February 5th, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Click here to register.
Whiteness—What Is It And What Role Does It Play In Higher Education? Zak Foste, PhD, University of Kansas Friday, February 26th, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Click here to register.
Examining The Meaning And Applicability Of Intersectionality In Higher Education Antonio Duran, PhD, Auburn University Friday March 19th 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Click here to register.
Moving From Reflection Towards Change: A Shift to Social Justice Informed Practice Crystal Garcia, PhD, University of Nebraska -Lincoln Friday, April 16. Asynchronous event. Recording will be released. Click here to register.
Amplifying APIDA Voices: Screening and Reflections Cosponsored by ASUN, OASIS, ODI and Institute for Ethnic Studies. Dr Vijay Kanagala and Dr Anh Le are special guests. Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Click here to register.

This program is funded in part through an Inclusive Excellence Development grant.

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