Diversity at Northwestern
How Northwestern Serves Its Diverse Population
The Diversity Program at Northwestern is a collaborative effort by the Diversity Committee, which is comprised of faculty, the Student Services Programs, and the Dean of Students and Enrollment Management. Furthermore, various academic departments, student services staff, athletics staff, and administrative office staff ensure that the diversity recommendations are implemented each academic year. Diversity Training opportunities are created and delivered each year based on the needs of faculty, staff, and students. The various data sets, provided on this webpage, are the foundational sources of information upon which faculty and staff design and deliver programs to the university community.
Each of the reports and links found below provide detailed information from the various academic divisions or departments or administrative offices at Northwestern regarding Diversity Awareness and Engagement activities and initiatives.
Champions of Diversity - Employees
Jen Oswald, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Reading Specialist Program Coordinator
Literacy Center Director
Dr. Jen Oswald works with Northwestern's Teacher’s Closet, which was founded to supplement the professional clothing needs of all Northwestern students who need assistance in building a professional wardrobe. The closet serves Northwestern student teachers each semester and also hosts a coat drive each winter. Jen also is a sponsor for Student Oklahoma Education Association and Forge.
Assistant Professor of Speech Communication
Chair, Communication Department
Chair of the Faculty Development Advisory Board (FDAB)
Tammy Brown, Assistant Professor of Speech Communication, assists her students with expanding diversity awareness and building strategies for effective intercultural communication in various types of settings. She also developed NWOSU’s popular course American Sign Language which brings opportunities to learn about the Deaf culture to many students.
As Chair of the Faculty Development Advisory Board (FDAB), Brown is committed to incorporating various faculty enrichment opportunities that promote diversity awareness and inclusion to NWOSU faculty.
NWOSU Social Media post recognizing MLK Jr. Day
Diversity Committee Report
Diversity Committee Meeting Agendas
- Faculty Development Events - 2017-2018
- Faculty Development Events - 2016-2017
- Faculty Development Events - 2015-2016
- Faculty Development Events - 2014-2015
- Faculty Development Events - 2013-2014
NWOSU Diversity Awareness Training
- Understanding Financial Aid: Challenges and Restrictions for Academic Advisors. Presented by Calleb Mossburg, Dean of Students and Enrollment Management, and Tara Hannaford, Director of Financial Aid, March 12, 2019
- What Does a First Generation College Student Look Like? Presented by Drs. Roxie James and Kathy Earnest of the English, Humanities and Foreign Language Department, March 15, 2018
- First Generation College Students: Characteristics, Removal of Barriers to Success, Data Trends. Presented by Dr. Kay Decker, Diversity Committee Chair, and Calleb Mosburg, Dean of Students and Enrollment Management, March 15, 2018
- Struggle to Juggle: Achieving Life Balance as a Professional in Higher Education. Panelists: Dr. Janet Cunningham, Dr. James Bell, Dr. Kylene Rehder, Janet Valencia. Discussants: Dr. Kate Lane, Dr. Steve Maier, Dr. Christie Riley, Dr. Shelley Wells, Dr. Kylene Rehder, Janet Valencia and Tamara Brown. February 9, 2017
Academic Department Reports
School of Arts and Sciences
- Diversity Report Communication 2018-19
- Diversity Report English, Foreign Language & Humanities 2018-19
- Diversity Report Fine Arts 2018-19
- Diversity Report Math and Computer Science 2017-18
- Diversity Report Natural Science Department 2018-19
- Diversity Report Social Sciences 2018-19
- Diversity Report Social Work 2018-19
School of Education
- Diversity Report Agriculture 2018-19
- Diversity Report Division of Education 2018-19
- Diversity Report Health and Sports Science 2018-19
- Diversity Report Psychology 2018-19
School of Professional Studies
The Spotlight is a newsletter designed to celebrate the activities of our students and faculty members, recognize scholarly accomplishments and feature information about a single significant effort of accomplishment by putting it "in the spotlight." To access these electronic newsletters, please visit www.nwosu.edu/spotlight-newsletter.
Upward Bound/ Trio Report
Study Abroad Diversity Report
Study Abroad Mission:
In order to provide quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs, Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Study Abroad committee offers globally-aware curricula and internationally-focused student programs. By facilitating experiential and traditional learning, sponsoring programs, and guiding the University’s study abroad initiatives, these efforts provide a much needed global perspective for the NWOSU community.
Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment Diversity Report
Service-Learning Diversity Report
Faculty/Staff Recruitment Policy
CHAPTER IV GENERAL POLICIES
4.1 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY. This institution, in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Americans With Disabilities Act and to the extent required by these and other federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, political affiliation or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. Inquiries concerning the application of these programs should be made to Mr. Calleb Mosburg Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717, (580) 327-8415.
4.2 AFFIRMATION ACTION. The Affirmative Action Plan serves to supplement Regents' policy on equal opportunity as it pertains to employment, and is an integral part of the employment policies of the Board. The principal objectives are: (a) to assure all persons equal opportunity for employment and advancement in employment regardless of race, religion, disability, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, age, political affiliation or status as a veteran; (b) to meet institutional responsibilities under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and commitments as a federal contractor under Executive Order 11246 and Executive Order 11375; and Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education policies. (c) to reach out to all persons, including women and racial minority members, in the recruitment, placement, development, and advancement of university personnel. Each person having administrative or supervisory responsibilities is expected to provide leadership in applying the Affirmative Action Plan.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.