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Diversity and Inclusion

Northwestern University is committed to building and supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. The resources and opportunities on this page are available to the Northwestern training grant community as part of that support in addition to school, department- and program-specific activities.

  • The Graduate School Office of Diversity & Inclusion
    The Graduate School (TGS) promotes diversity in Northwestern’s student population by helping to recruit a diverse student body and by providing support services to those students. See TGS Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

  • AccessibleNU
    AccessibleNU serves, supports, and empowers Northwestern students with disabilities by ensuring equal access to fully participate in academic programming and all other facets of University life. See AccessibleNU.

  • Institutional Diversity & Inclusion
    The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion was established in 2015 and is situated within the Office of the Provost with a mission to help create and sustain a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for all Northwestern community members including students, faculty, staff and alumni. See Institutional Diversity & Inclusion .

  • 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. See Northwestern Chicago Out Network .

  • NIH Diversity Offices
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has many offices that focus on some aspect of scientific workforce diversity that are described here as well as individual NIH institute and center diversity pages. See NIH Diversity Offices.

  • NIGMS Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity
    The National Institute of General Medical Sciences manages Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce, also known as the Diversity Program Consortium (DPC), a trans-NIH program funded by the NIH’s Common Fund. Through this national collaborative, NIH works together with institutions to advance the DPC’s overarching goal of developing, implementing, assessing and disseminating innovative, effective approaches to research training and mentoring. See NIGMS Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity.

  • Career Resources for Groups Adding Diversity to the STEM Workforce
    The National Science Foundation provides resources for trainees to connect with diverse professionals and research potential employers including LGBT, Native American and Veterans career resources. See Career Resources for Groups Adding Diversity to the STEM Workforce.

  • Multicultural Student Affairs
    Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) enriches the cultural experience of Northwestern through leadership and education programming; providing opportunities for community engagement and identity expression; and assisting students in navigating the University. This includes providing resources for the LGBTQIA+ community. See LGBTQIA+ at Northwestern's MSA.