The Office of Equity and Inclusion was founded to support the recruitment, retention, and holistic success of all students, with an emphasis on students of color and other underrepresented student populations on campus. We seek to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion campus-wide.
African Adinkra Symbol, “Within diversity, there is Unity”
The Office of Equity and Inclusion strives to foster a sense of belonging for all community members by cultivating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable campus community.
Ayasha Shamsud-Din, MSEd
Intercultural Engagement and Support Manager
Administration Building, Human Resources, Suite 200
503.552. 1608 | Email
Programs and Services
The Allies program consists of a visible network of faculty and staff who provide empathy, acceptance, support and resources for NUNM’s community members. NUNM Allies believe that our campus is enriched by the diversity of its community members and are willing to assist individuals in accessing support, information and resources in a mutually respectful and safe space.
The mission of AWARE (Actively Working to Advance Real Equity) is to create a culture of inclusion at NUNM, guide the effective recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, students and staff, and to promote excellence in natural medicine by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate education and health care.
Goal of AWARE: Create an environment at NUNM that is genuinely welcoming to all community members, with an emphasis on preparing students to work with the diversity they will encounter in all their professional activities.