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Diversity & Inclusion

Embracing diversity and fostering inclusion.


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Northwestern University is implementing ways to create and support a diverse and inclusive campus community. Use this site to explore these efforts, find resources and programs, and get involved!

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Assistant provost for diversity and inclusion named

Nsombi B. Ricketts has been named assistant provost for diversity and inclusion. She will join the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) on April 3. Read the full announcement.
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Sustained Dialogue - Sign-Ups Now Open!

Sustained Dialogue (SD) is a student-facilitated program that encourages conversation across lines of difference with other Northwestern students. Students participate in weekly 90-minute sessions throughout the quarter. Spring 2017 Sustained Dialogue groups are now open!


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The Office of the Provost announces Underrepresented Minority Professional Travel Grants

Matching funds are available for schools' support of their underrepresented minority faculty members' scholarly and creative work and their professional development opportunities.

Introducing the SES One Form

The SES One Form allows students to apply for multiple funding opportunities through one standard application. This ensures campus resources and opportunities are transparent and simple to access. Students share their financial narrative in one application, only one time. Visit the SES One Form portal today!

Faculty Diversity Initiatives recognized by Office of the Provost

Northwestern University’s Office of the Provost has awarded nearly $165,000 to faculty to build a more diverse, inclusive and equitable climate on campus. The programs are aimed at enhancing diversity across the spectrum, including race, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, age and political affiliation. Read more here.

Happenings Around Campus

Read news and announcements. Find lectures, readings and other events.

News & Announcements

Message From Vice President for Student Affairs

I want to reassure members of our community, especially those who are trans* and gender non-conforming, that our support for them remains strong and that Northwestern does not plan to change our current procedures or practices as a result of this recent action.

Upcoming Events

Vail Chapel Sunday Service

March 26
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Third Coast CFAR Seminar— Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH

March 27
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


March 27
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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