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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

1 in 6 students represent ethnic and cultural diversity

Northwest aims to broaden diversity, equity and inclusion efforts campus wide for students and employees, in addition to impacting community initiatives.

More than 700 international students from 35 countries are enrolled at Northwest

Mentors Over Retention and Education

The M.O.R.E. program matches first-year students of color and cultural diversity to an upperclassman, faculty or staff member to assist in the transition to college life.

The key to surviving my freshman year was to escape my comfort zone. Living in the high rises made me interact with people from various backgrounds and different beliefs.

Leneisa Parks
Waynesville, Missouri

Multicultural Organizations

The Multicultural Student Success Office supports 16 student organizations dedicated to the diverse student populations

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The Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza
features 54 flags representing the different countries of students enrolled at Northwest. Each fall, students raise the flags of their countries during a special ceremony that is part of Homecoming week.