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About Inclusion and Diversity

Inclusion and Diversity (ID) Council, advances the mission of Nova Southeastern University by helping to facilitate the infusion of inclusive consciousness and behavior within the entire NSU community and beyond.  Our goal is to promote and support a range of services and programs that enhance inclusive excellence.

Who we are:

We are a coalition of NSU administrators, faculty, staff, students, alums, non-NSU community members, who make a positive impact in student success and inclusive excellence at NSU.

The Inclusion and Diversity Council was organized by Dean Honggang Yang and Dr. Debra Nixon in 2006 as part of the Campus Climate initiative “Do Something Different.”  The group’s primary objective was to invite a campus-wide change in behavior related to diversity matters. Over successive years, the group devoted increased attention to the management of diversity—inclusion, and emerged as the “ID” or Inclusion and Diversity Council, giving inclusion primacy in focus. 

To cultivate a university learning community that embraces diversity and celebrates multiculturalism by inspiring individuals to promote inclusion.

The Inclusion and Diversity (ID) Council seeks to create a new consciousness across campuses focused on inclusion and global multiculturalism and promotes behaviors that demonstrate this new consciousness. By modeling inclusive excellence through making connections, creating forums, and encouraging dialogues, we contribute towards a safe, campus community where diversity is honored, invited, and celebrated. Our goal is to make our differences a channel of celebration and an opportunity to pool resources and talents to create a healthier, more unified and aware university community. 

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