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Northwestern Community

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.

President Morton Schapiro and Provost Jonathan Holloway

True diversity is defined not only as differences in individual backgrounds, personal identities, intellectual approaches and demographics; it is also the removal of barriers and the creation of spaces that allow individuals to engage in the full life of the University.”

- President Morton Schapiro and Provost Jonathan Holloway

Read the statement from the President and Provost on diversity at Northwestern.

Diversity hiring

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.

Veteran applicants

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.

veterans at graduation
Your valued skills and experience
We 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:
  • O*Net Online: Is a job source tool dedicated to veteran skill code conversions and much more.
  • My Next Move: Will assist you with finding careers similar to your military job.
  • Learn how to Become: Veterans’ Guide to Getting Hired.

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.

For a larger list of inclusive organizations, please visit our staff and faculty page.