Diversity & Inclusion Report and Timeline

This timeline illustrates some of the wide-reaching programs and initiatives Northwestern has launched in the last two decades on our road to building an ever richer community, one that embraces each of our distinct backgrounds and perspectives. Scroll through using the Arrow (< and >) keys on the sidebar of the timeline. Or, click and drag the purple Events bar at the bottom of the page.

We hope this timeline helps visualize the efforts taking place at Northwestern, sparks conversation about ways we can continue to improve, and inspires new ideas. We have much to celebrate and at the same time we acknowledge there are many challenges to overcome as we work to build a truly diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community for all. If you lead a program that you think could be included here, or if you have ideas about how to make our community more inclusive and diverse we would love to hear from you! Please contact us at diversity@northwestern.edu.

The Diversity and Inclusion Report on academic year 2013-14 provides an update for the Northwestern community on diversity data and programs to enhance diversity and inclusion across the University. A report on academic year 2014-15 is planned for issuance in late 2015.  

“A diverse community is essential to achieve our mission of creating the best possible learning environment and educational experience, because only by exploring issues with people of different backgrounds and viewpoints can we challenge our assumptions, test our ideas and broaden our understanding of the world."
— Daniel Linzer, Provost

Around Campus


Student Enrichment Services (SES) message to students: “You’re not alone”

Student Enrichment Services (SES) recently produced a video entitled "We are Here," which includes observations and insight from Northwestern students and staff on how to successfully transition to life as a college student.

Progress Reported on Native American Outreach and Inclusion Task Force Efforts

An update showing the status of Northwestern’s responses to the task force recommendations has been completed by the Office of the Provost.