Together We Are So Much Better!
Northwestern’s diversity commitment
Access. Equity. Enrichment. Well-being.
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.
A message from leadership
"At the heart of every great organization, you'll find its people. All of our experiences are important and I'm excited to work together with all of you to examine our organizational cultures, foster brave conversation, promote greater access to opportunities for internal and prospective employees, and truly work towards creating a campus that is not only diverse but inclusive."
Associate HR Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Queer & Trans Empowerment
Queer & Trans Empowerment Month (nationally known as LGBT History Month) is celebrated every October at Northwestern University and recognizes the lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and queer community. The university community host a variety of programs and events which aim to educate on LGBTQ issues and build community on campus.
Juneteenth National Independence Day
Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, designating June 19 as a public holiday. This historic action came just one day after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation declaring Juneteenth an official state holiday.
Commitments to Social Justice: One Year Later and Looking Ahead
We recognize that building a campus community where everyone feels a deep sense of belonging requires not merely ambitious goals but a different way of being.
New Diverse Candidate Slates Policy Advances Equitable Hiring Practices
Today, we announce an important piece of that pledge – a new university-wide policy on diverse candidate slates (DCS) for staff that will go into effect June 14.
Supporting our Indian Community
In recent weeks, we have seen heart-wrenching scenes from India as a new COVID-19 variant has fueled a record number of cases, pushing the death toll above 200,000. The situation is worsening as oxygen supplies dwindle and intensive care beds become scarce.
Northwestern’s Pursuit of Systemic Change
Universities, including Northwestern, are and must continue to be instruments for discourse, rigorous debate and lasting change.
Northwestern is honored to welcome Veterans to our inclusive community. We are committed to serving individuals that served their country.
Affinity Groups & Other Organizations
Resource groups connect staff from across campuses for networking, mentorships, and other opportunities for professional and personal development.
- Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Staff Affinity Group (ASAG)
- Association of Higher Education Administrators' Development at Northwestern University (AHEAD @ NU)
- Association of NU Women (ANUW)
- Black Professionals Network
- Gay and Lesbian University Union
- LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
- Northwestern University Staff Advisory Council (NUSAC)
- Out Network
- Society of Women Engineers
- University Diversity Council
For a larger list of inclusive organizations, please visit our staff and faculty page.
For Northwestern Hiring Managers
Talent Acquisition is happy to provide you with the support and resources you need.
Visit the new Northwestern Careers channel on YouTube for curated content.