We are Diverse. We are Inclusive. We are NSU.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging aren’t just buzzwords for us. As a majority-minority institution, with graduates from more than 117 countries around the world, and recognized as a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), Nova Southeastern University is dynamic, multicultural, and always strives to be better. We promote a community that honors differences—where interactions are thoughtful and inclusive, and the humanity of all is seen and celebrated.

We believe that each member of our uniquely diverse NSU community deserves respect and an experience that merges the distinctiveness of the individual with the power of a university committed to fostering excellence, learning, and growth. Your perspectives, your talents, your history, and your voice are critical to sustaining a campus that celebrates difference and fosters respect for all—a place where you belong.

NSU Diversity at a Glance

Our Values

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We are committed to educating our students, interacting with colleagues, and engaging with our campus community in a manner that is respectful of all cultural traditions and practices, gender identities, sexual orientations, age, religious/spiritual beliefs, and in all areas that distinguish individuals.
NSU believes that diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, philosophy, gender, viewpoint, physical, socioeconomic status, age, and sexual orientation. Differences in interpretations and reactions derived from diversity are important, as is mutual respect for all. Diversity makes NSU a stronger university and enriches a learning environment focused on preparing individuals to live and work in a global society.
Whereas the word diversity refers to all forms of difference, the term inclusion refers to the act or state of being included. To include is to actively invite presence and participation; diversity defines what we invite: variety. Inclusion represents the interaction, mutual respect, and sense of community among those from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives within a particular environment.
Equity includes the creation of opportunities, systems, and structures which remove barriers and close gaps in outcomes for those from historically underrepresented groups.
Belonging means full membership in the NSU community, not only in formal participation but an affirming sense of community with inclusive people, physical spaces, and organizational structures.

A Pathway to Inclusive Excellence

The Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (BEDI) Advisory Council was formed so that all members of NSU can be empowered to pursue their full potential and do their very best work. The council’s mission is to guide NSU toward inclusive excellence by cultivating and supporting the ongoing development and implementation of processes, procedures, and programs that promote greater belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout all aspects of the university.

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Strengthening and Enriching the NSU Community

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The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Office, housed within Campus Life and Student Engagement, promotes diversity and inclusiveness and creates a safe and supportive environment for all students.

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