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Procurement Diversity Program

Northwestern is a major anchor institution that is part of both the Evanston and Chicago communities.  Our procurement diversity strategic framework builds upon a strong commitment to work closely with diverse businesses to help them grow, which contributes to the economic strength and stability of both communities.

At Northwestern, we define diverse businesses as those that are typically local, small, minority-owned, and/or women-owned.  These suppliers and partners are an integral part of our local economy – their strength is our communities’ strength.

It is the policy of Northwestern not to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status and to take action to ensure that applicants and employees are treated fairly. The University will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, orders, and rulings governing equal employment opportunity.

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Peter Braithwaite
Director of Procurement Diversity and Community Engagement
Procurement and Payment Services