The Northwestern University community includes almost every culture and race around the globe. Our students, faculty and staff have diverse needs, values, opinions, and a point of view that adds to a rich work and educational environment.
Northwestern’s diversity commitment
Access. Equity. Enrichment. Wellbeing.
Northwestern is committed to fostering an environment of diversity and equal opportunity. While much of this is accomplished through the community as a whole, leadership from the Office of Equity implements processes, procedures, and initiatives that make Northwestern University a leader in diversity and equality among other schools in the nation.
Northwestern continually strives to build and foster a rich, vibrant and diverse community that embraces unique individuals and perspectives. Read further about how Northwestern welcomes and embraces diversity. Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons for employment and promotion throughout the University.
Northwestern is honored to welcome Veterans to our inclusive community. We are committed to serving individuals that served their country.
For Veterans seeking employment at Northwestern, read further for resources and guidance. Student veterans can view available resources on the Student Veterans' Resources website. Our job openings cover a wide array of career opportunities. Wherever your military career has taken you, there may be work at Northwestern that matches your background and experience.
Your valued skills and experienceWe want you to put your skills and experience to work at Northwestern University.
If you need assistance with how to convert your occupational skill over to civilian job categories, the following sites are highly recommended:
Employee organizations and affinity groups
The following groups, committees and organizations bring together Northwestern faculty and staff members. We collaborate with our affinity programs to advance equity and inclusion.
- Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Staff Affinity Group (ASAG)
- Association of Higher Education Administrators' Development at Northwestern University (AHEAD @ NU)
- Association of NU Women (ANUW)
- Black Professionals Network
- Gay and Lesbian University Union
- LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
- Northwestern University Staff Advisory Council (NUSAC)
- Out Network
- Society of Women Engineers
- University Diversity Council
For a larger list of inclusive organizations, please visit our staff and faculty page.