At NDMU, diversity is the scope of our individual differences; incorporating but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.
Inclusion is participation and empowerment, where fundamental worth and dignity of every member is acknowledged. An inclusive university endorses and maintains a sense of belonging; it values and exercises respect for the talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of living of its members.
Diversity in a respectful, inclusive environment promotes critical thinking and increases the ability to communicate, work, and interact. These core values of diversity and inclusion also promote equity and social justice and enhance the educational and employment experience by exposing us, and challenging us to consider, the experiences and perspectives of others.
The Office of Inclusion and Community Standards provides leadership, partnership, support and resources for diversity initiatives at NDMU, but we do not do it alone. Key partners throughout the University are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion. Together, we work to make NDMU more diverse and inclusive every day.
Some ways we collaborate across departments include:
The Office of Inclusion and Community Standards also provides comprehensive services to maintain the University's standard of conduct and the Honor Code. Some services include: