Northwestern University and AccessibleNU are committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for all undergraduate, graduate, professional school, and continuing studies students with disabilities who attend the University. Additionally, the University and AccessibleNU work to provide students with disabilities a learning and community environment that affords them full participation, equal access and reasonable accommodation of their disabilities.
The University is committed to developing mutually beneficial relationships with small, minority-owned, women-owned, disadvantaged, veteran-owned, HUBzone and local business enterprises. The Supplier Diversity Program is Northwestern's initiative to create opportunities for vendors to market their products to the University and to encourage University departments and schools to offer opportunities to such vendors.
Campus Inclusion and Community (RespectNU)
The mission of Campus Inclusion and Community is to work collaboratively with the entire University community to create opportunities for dialogue, experiential learning, leadership development, multicultural education, social justice training and advocacy aimed at fostering an inclusive learning environment for all students.
Center for Awareness, Response & Education
Central location for students, survivors or friends of survivors to seek survivor-centered, trauma-informed support services and advocacy regarding sexual misconduct. Advocacy Services include (but are not limited to): help obtaining academic, housing or other accommodations from the University; counseling referrals; information about sexual health concerns; information about reporting options; referrals for medical and/or legal advocacy.
Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Office works with Feinberg students, residents, staff and faculty to further their mission of achieving a campus environment of belonging and inclusion for all.
The Graduate School Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The mission of The Graduate School’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to recruit diverse graduate students, improve inclusion and equity in our community, and develop retention programming for underrepresented students.
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) works to provide a safe space and act as hub for organizations, resources, services and programs of interest to the LGBT and Allied community at Northwestern. The GSRC offers a variety of resources and amenities available to all students and student groups, including: space to socialize, study and meet; a library with over 300 books, 40 movies/DVD's and magazine subscriptions; and a computer station.
The Office's goal is to help international students, scholars and Northwestern faculty and staff, navigate the many complexities associated with student- and employment-based visa classifications within the Northwestern community.
Kellogg School of Management Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Office provides their faculty, students and administrators with boundless opportunities to interact with peers from around the world and every imaginable background. They learn from each other in classrooms and seminars, through meetings, club activities, conferences and on global study trips. They forge lifelong bonds with others who share their intellectual curiosity and their desire to make a meaningful difference.
Multicultural Student Affairs is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that promotes identity development, intercultural exchange, academic excellence and leadership.
Northwestern Chicago Out Network
Northwestern Chicago Out Network is the campus- and affiliate-wide networking group for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) identified individuals and allies. The group began several years ago informally meeting after work and quickly became a regular social networking group for the support and encouragement of LGBT faculty, staff, students, fellows and residents on the Northwestern Chicago campus. It currently draws participants from the medical school, law school, graduate school, affiliated hospitals and clinics.
The Office of Equity responds to reports of discrimination and harassment; provides support and resources to those impacted by discrimination and harassment; provides training, consultation, and resources to the University community regarding accommodating individuals with disabilities, the University’s affirmative action programs for faculty and staff, and responding to reports of discrimination and harassment; and Working with students, faculty, and staff to revise and implement policies related to discrimination, harassment; and provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
Pritzker School of Law Office of Diversity Education and Outreach
The mission of the Office of Diversity Education and Outreach is to offer support and guidance for minority students as they meet the challenges of becoming lawyers. Through outreach targeted to every phase of law school and career — from applying for admission to joining alumni networks — the Office of Diversity Education and Outreach develops, supports and maintains the interrelationships that foster student achievement and produce satisfied graduates.
The primary mission of the Office of the University Chaplains is to promote spiritual growth and nurture at Northwestern University. Spiritual maturity is enhanced by critical dialogue and partaking in a community with members of one's own tradition and through encounter with differing traditions.
Social Justice Education (SJE) creates co-curricular educational opportunities in partnership with our student community that foster self-exploration, facilitate conversations across difference and support actions that create social change on campus.
Student Enrichment Services (SES) works with low-income and/or first-generation students to enhance their academic success, personal development, and professional growth. Through campus-wide partnerships, SES builds an inclusive Northwestern community by engaging students and their allies with programming and dialogue around the low-income and/or first-generation experience.
Northwestern is committed to serving individuals that served their country. Student veterans can view available resources on the Student Veterans' Resources website. Veterans seeking employment at Northwestern can visit the Human Resources website for resources and guidance.
The Northwestern University Women's Center is dedicated to fostering a campus climate that promotes equity and enriches the personal, professional and academic lives of all members of the University community, particularly women students, staff and faculty.