STATEMENT ON INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE
Northern Kentucky University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness and foster a culture of inclusion whereby all members experience a sense of belonging through respectful interactions and opportunities to fully participate in the life of the university. Inclusive excellence is NKU’s north star, providing us with a vision and a practice for collaboratively achieving broad and specific diversity initiatives; leveraging the educational and institutional benefits of diversity; and creating the conditions for the flourishing of all students, faculty and staff.
Institutional Inclusive Excellence Plan 2022
The University’s Inclusive Excellence Plan is situated within the framework that emerged from the efforts of CPE (Council for Post-Secondary Education) to develop a new state-wide policy on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and a process for setting educational opportunity goals and determining eligibility to offer new degree programs. This new policy is “grounded on the premise that to truly prepare students for life and work in an increasingly diverse society, Kentucky higher education institutions shall develop a plan to embrace diversity and equity…commit to improving academic achievement for all students, create an inclusive campus environment, and produce culturally competent graduates for the workforce.”
To view the Institutional Inclusive Excellence Plan, please click here.
 Kentucky Public Postsecondary Education Policy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. adopted by CPE: September 23, 2016 (PDF)