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President’s Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion Council

Committed to Diversity and Access Across the University

Diversity at National University encompasses the whole of the human experience and includes such human qualities as race, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, nationality, age, religion, sexual orientation, economic status, education, experiences, and Veteran status. These and other socially and historically important attributes reflect the complexity of our increasingly diverse student body and communities.

In recognition that our society and our institution have become more diverse, National University has re-invigorated the President’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (DEIC). The DEIC functions as an advisory council and recommending body to the Office of the President, and council members serve as liaisons to divisions, offices, and units across the intuition. Council members are responsible for assessing, developing, overseeing, and monitoring University-wide efforts to achieve NU’s commitment to diversity and access as core institutional and educational values.

The DEIC is allied with the Office of Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (S-JEDI). The Office of S-JEDI is a premier feature of the National University System, established to shape its culture and uphold its core values. The Office of S-JEDI oversees a System-wide effort to serve the underrepresented and underserved by achieving excellence in all aspects of the student, faculty, and workforce experience. Learn more about the Office of S-JEDI.

Role and Structure of the DEIC

The DEIC meets regularly to assess the systems, culture, and climate of the University through an equity lens and develops recommendations that will help foster a more wholly inclusive and equitable culture. Vice Provost for Academic Services Dr. Joseph Hoey is the chair of the DEIC, which consists of faculty, staff, and student volunteers. The council members represent many of the diverse offices, departments, and representative bodies of NU such as:

  • Student Representatives
  • Equity & Inclusion Office
  • Human Resources
  • Student Accessibility Services
  • National University Language Institute
  • Title IX Office
  • International Programs Office
  • Advisor of Pride@NU
  • Finance
  • Registrar Office
  • Facilities/Security
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DEIC Members

Meet the National University faculty, staff, and student volunteers who are committed to furthering the mission of the President’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.

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DEIC Subcommittees

The DEIC is divided into five targeted subcommittees that assess the University and give recommendations for creating a more equitable learning and work environment. Learn more.

Community and Events

Join the DEIC for upcoming virtual and in-person events designed to educate, engage, and celebrate the National University community.

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