2018 Fall Trimester

Northwestern's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The commitment of the Northwestern community to integrate diversity and inclusion values into all aspects of the University’s culture is comprehensive. It is demonstrated through curriculum development that addresses how we train health care providers for culturally competent health care delivery; university and program learning outcomes, which direct our awareness and sensitivity to the need for patient-centered health care practices; training, programs, and policies for professional development; the diversity scholarship program; student-run clubs, organizations, and publications; partnerships with schools, community service agencies, and organizations committed to diversity work; and an Office of Diversity & Inclusion to manage these initiatives and relationships.

The purpose of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Northwestern is to create a richer understanding of humanity, education, and health care.

Our responsibility to Northwestern is to ensure that we have an inclusive, a diverse, and a safe environment for all members of the university community and communities we serve.

To fulfill the purpose and responsibility:

  • We treat everyone with genuine respect and dignity.
  • We foster cultural competency.
  • We challenge unconscious bias.
  • We cultivate local and global access to health care and education.
  • We champion equity in all that we do.

The Northwestern community acknowledges the dignity of all human beings and resolves to treat all people with respect and equality. We recognize and value the diversity of identities among us. Some of these identities include but are not limited to: culture, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, ideology, socioeconomic status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, religion, spirituality, and family. We welcome everyone to our university.