Advocate With Us

There are opportunities every day to advocate for the humanities. Learn more about the resources we've created to support you in advocating for the value of studying the humanities and for the public value of the humanities.

Advocate on Campuses

NHA supports faculty and administrators in recruiting students to the humanities, making the case for the value of studying the humanities, and confronting threatened cuts to departments. 


Study the Humanities Toolkit

Explore our Study the Humanities toolkit for qualitative and quantitative data on the value of studying the humanities as an undergraduate.

Strategies for Recruiting Students to the Humanities

Learn about more than 100 effective strategies for reversing declining enrollments and revitalizing departments. Read our report.

Document the Impact of the Humanities in Higher Education 

Partner with us to learn how your courses and programs shape students' perceptions of the humanities. Learn how you can document your impact.

Member Consultations

We offer tailored workshops and one-on-one consulting to support our members’ efforts to recruit more students to the humanities. If you are already a member, contact us for more information. Not yet a member? Become a member today.

Advocate in Communities

NHA also supports humanities organizations and educators in showcasing the ways that they enrich community life. Our resources can support you in documenting the impact of your work through surveying and interviews and in spreading the word through media engagement.

Explore our resources to learn more.


Impact Survey Toolkit

Strong data documenting the impact of humanities programs is key to advocating for the humanities with policymakers, funders, and the public. We’ve created a toolkit to help you document the public impact of your programs. Explore the toolkit.

Pitching the Humanities to the Media

Engaging with the press is a terrific way to raise the visibility of humanities work on campuses, in local communities, and nationwide. Learn more about our tips for media outreach.

Advocate on Capitol Hill

Interested in advocating for federal funding for the humanities or just educating lawmakers about the role the humanities play in your community? NHA supports advocacy for the NEH, the Department of Education’s international education programs (Title VI and Fulbright-Hays), and the National Archives, among other humanities funding streams. 

Join us for Humanities Advocacy Day every March to speak with Members of Congress and their staff or explore our resources to support year-round advocacy opportunities. 

Learn more about federal advocacy