Initiatives

Programming Timeframe Sponsor/Organization
Martin Luther King Commemoration January Office of the Provost
Black History Month  February Multicultural Student Affairs
Women’s History Month March The Women’s Center
Black Jewish Freedom Seder April Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University
Luncheon for new junior underrepresented faculty April/May Office of the Provost
Black Women’s Retreat Spring The Women’s Center and Multicultural Student Affairs
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month May Multicultural Student Affairs
Summer Research Opportunities Program Summer The Graduate School
EXCEL Program Summer McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
Hispanic Heritage Celebration Month September Multicultural Student Affairs
Disabilities Awareness Month October Office for Students with Disabilities
LGBT History Month October LGBT Resource Center
Welcome Reception for New Women Faculty October Office of the Provost and The Women’s Center
International Education Week November International Office
Annual Women’s Staff Holiday Luncheon December The Women’s Center
International Graduate Student Orientation Annual International Office
Diversity purchasing symposium Every 1-2 years University Services
Safe Space Training On-going LGBT Resource Center
CLIMB Program On-going Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment/Professional Development (Feinberg School of Medicine)
Take Back The Night On-going The Women’s Center
Posse Program On-going Office of the Provost
NU participation in diversity job fairs  On-going Office of Human Resources
Staffing initiative to attract and hire more veterans to Northwestern On-going Office of Human Resources
Reception for underrepresented faculty and staff On-going Office of Human Resources