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Campus Inclusion & Community

making NU a place where students are safe and feel a sense of belonging to the university

Welcome to CIC

I invite you to join CIC and its various university partners in making NU a place where students are safe and feel a sense of belonging to the university. If you would like to get involved, email I believe in the power of one and in the greater impact of many.

Let's collectively make a difference at NU!


Dr. Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson
Executive Director

Statement on Chauvin Trial Verdict

April 20, 2021

Dear Students, 

Campus Inclusion and Community (CIC) writes to you today with a moment of relief and hope. Today's verdict finding Derek Chauvin guilty of the heinous and reprehensible murder of George Floyd is one small step toward justice in light of the persistent and systemic racism and anti-Black violence that has plagued this country since its founding. Campus Inclusion and Community (CIC) recognizes the disparate impact these events are having on our Black students and we unapologetically continue to fight against white supremacy and anti-Blackness. We also point to our University's Statement on systemic change calling on Northwestern to "...not stop until our institutional structures are equitable and just."
As we uplift our Black students, we want you all to know that we see you. We know you are hurting and we want you to know that we're here for you. During this incredibly difficult time, we encourage you all to breathe and check in with yourselves and your community. We also invite you to join us together in community as CIC holds space for students on April 21, 2021 from 6-7pm CT. Join us for this space at Note that this event is intended for Northwestern students and a valid Northwestern email is required. 
We also encourage you to report incidents of bias to our Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT).

 In solidarity,

 Campus Inclusion and Community (CIC)

News, Events & Partners on Campus


Wildcat Welcome: Native American and Indigenous Student & Family ...

September 14, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

Multicultural Student Affairs invites Native American and Indigenous students and their families to meet and get to know...

Wildcat Welcome: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) S...

September 15, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

Multicultural Student Affairs invites all incoming first-year, transfer, and Class of 2024 students of color to join us ...

Wildcat Welcome: Trans Student Affinity Space (Virtual)

September 15, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Trans affinity space is co-hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs and Trans and Non-Binary students. This space cen...


students at an SES event
Our Partners in Inclusion

Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)

MSA enriches the cultural experience of Northwestern through leadership and education programming.

Student Enrichment Services (SES)

SES works with low-income and/or first-generation students to enhance their academic success, personal development, and professional growth.

Social Justice Education (SJE)

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.