Enough Is Enough® (EIE), a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, emerged in 1994 as the national leader on the front lines to make the Internet safer for children and families. Since then, EIE has pioneered and led the effort to confront online pornography, child pornography, child stalking and sexual predation with innovative initiatives and effective communications.

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  • EQUAL! is an educational and support group that addresses workplace environment issues affecting Alcatel-Lucent employees that are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT) or who have family, friends, or colleagues who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
  • EQUAL! is a resource serving our colleagues, customers, shareholders, families, and the global community.
  • The mission of EQUAL! is to advocate a work environment that is inclusive and supportive of GLBT employees, enabling all employees to perform to their fullest potential.
  • EQUAL! is the originator of the Safe Space Program .
  • EQUAL! is a recognized Alcatel-Lucent Employee Business Partner (EBP) and has the support of the corporate diversity office.
  • EQUAL! is driven by its four Focus Groups (Education/Awareness; Visibility; Benefits; Membership), which participation is open to any EQUAL! member.
  • For more information, contact one of our officers or your local chapter.
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Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society, was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University.

The Society strives to

  • Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies;
  • Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities;
  • Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing;
  • Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members;
  • Exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and
  • Serve society by fostering literacy.
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As articulated by its membership, the mission of the Council is “assuring quality and integrity in career and technical education.” The goals that represent the significant values and purposes to which the Council is dedicated are the following:

  • To offer public assurance that accredited educational institutions provide quality instruction in career and technical education that facilitates learning by students and meeting the needs of the labor market.
  • To provide guidance to institutions for the continual improvement of their educational offerings and related activities.
  • To promote high ethical and educational standards for career and technical education.
  • To enhance public understanding of career and technical education providers and of the value of the education and the credentials offered by these providers.
  • To ensure that the accreditation process validates the achievement of learning and program objectives.

These goals embrace a commitment to integrity and credibility that are intended to result in accreditation by the Council being viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions. Through its accreditation process, the Council seeks to stimulate the following:

  • validation of job skills;
  • certification of skills for local, state, regional, and national application;
  • portability of skill credentials;
  • placement of graduates in jobs related to preparation received;
  • facilitation of partnerships and consortia through which the United States can continue to compete successfully in the global economy; and
  • linkages among employers, policymakers, business and industry, labor, and other parties with vital interests in technical education.

The core values provide the foundation for the Council’s mission, goals, and objectives.

  • Trustworthiness – denotes honesty, integrity, and reliability. The metaphorical equivalent to having a good credit score.
  • Transparency – implies openness, communication, and clear visibility. Describes an accreditation process or status that is not secretive or mystical.
  • Accountability – implies being answerable and liable. Describes accredited institutions’ responsibility to students, regulatory agencies, and business and industry.
  • Commitment –  requires dedication of institutions, volunteers, Commissioners and staff. Denotes allegiance, loyalty, and obligation.
  • Flexibility – the ability to adapt to both internal and external market changes while maintaining core values. Implies resilience and being open to modification and change.
  • Planning – a blueprint for expectations for the future. Addresses the expanded learning economy, student preparedness, and cultural understanding.
  • Sharing – making cooperative use of resources and best practices. Accomplished by institutions through collaboration and communities of practice.
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The National Cotton Council of America‘s mission is to ensure the ability of all U.S. cotton industry segments to compete effectively and profitably in the raw cotton, oilseed and U.S.-manufactured product markets at home and abroad.

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