The NNCI embraces diversity and welcomes, recruits, educates, employs, serves, and engages a diverse group of users, students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and talents, creating a community of teachers, learners, and researchers that exemplifies the best in all of us – in our intellectual pursuits, our diversity of thought, our personal integrity, and our commitment to excellence.
We believe that diversity includes the individual differences among people, including:
- Social, racial, or ethnic backgrounds
- Disabilities or handicaps
- Socioeconomic class
- Gender identity or expression
- Sexual orientations
- Appearance or personal characteristics
- Political affiliation and opinion
- Religion or beliefs
- Economic circumstances
- Philosophical outlooks
- Veteran status
- Life experiences
All of these characteristics, both singularly and in combination, contribute to the richness of the NNCI community.