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Northwest Missouri State University

About the Office

The Board of Regents established the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in spring 2016 to promote racial harmony, campus diversity, and physical and educational accessibility to give all students opportunities for success. The office will operate with the goal of creating a more inclusive campus environment for all students.

Our purpose is to provide tools and strategies for personal and educational advancement to the entire spectrum of students who have chosen Northwest for their development as professionals and citizens. We prepare Northwest students for lives and careers in a global economy. We believe our efforts will lead our campus, our community and our society from tolerance to inclusion.

Strategic Goals

Access & Success

Northwest implements intentional structures and resources to ensure access, retention, and success of both marginalized students and employees.

Learning & Teaching

Northwest provides effective social justice education to ensure all students have the ability to be culturally competent and that all faculty and staff are provided the tools necessary to create inclusive learning environments.

Campus & Community Climate

Northwest with the Community of Maryville, fosters an environment committed to respect, integrity, and ensuring equitable experiences and opportunities for all identities of students and

View Diversity Climate Data » View PDF (updated Nov. 18, 2016)