Leading higher education to a more inclusive, just, and equitable future


The Society for the Future of Higher Education (SFHE) is an incubator and advocate for ideas, strategies, and pedagogies to lead higher education to a more inclusive, just, and equitable future. In order to fulfill our mission, we have committed to three years of programming focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.


SFHE invites scholars from a variety of institutions to develop innovative ideas to lead higher education to a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future. Through our annual conference and programs, members have the opportunity to create teams, receive feedback on projects, and meet with mentors who can offer advice and encouragement.


SFHE hosts an annual conference over a long weekend, typically in mid-July. We rotate our locations among college campuses in different regions.  Our conference prioritizes in depth discussions in varied disciplines, time and space for work on innovative ideas, and informal time to network and socialize.

Our Work

Reading for the Common Good
Spring 2024

Our selection for the Spring 2024 Reading for the Common Good program is A Brief History of Equality by Thomas Piketty. The world’s leading economist of inequality presents a short but sweeping and surprisingly optimistic history of human progress toward equality despite crises, disasters, and backsliding. A perfect introduction to the ideas developed in his monumental earlier books.

Members are encouraged to form discussion groups of 8-10 colleagues and meet regularly. Let us know if you have a group and we’ll provide the books!

To participate, contact Sandy at smcallister@sfhe.org


Click below to see SFHE projects including workshops, programs, and forums.

Latest News

  • 2024 Conference to be held at La Roche University
    We’re excited to gather for our Centennial meeting at La Roche University in Pittsburgh. It’s a great spot, close enough to Pittsburgh for easy travel, far enough away to be peaceful. Our RFP can be found under the Conferences tab. Info about registration will be available soon.