Inclusivity and Diversity

NCI-SW is based at Arizona State University (ASU).


ASU is deeply committed to positioning itself as one of the great new universities by seeking to build excellence, enhance access and have an impact on our community, state, nation and the world. To do that requires our faculty and staff to reflect the intellectual, ethnic and cultural diversity of our nation and world so that our students learn from the broadest perspectives, and we engage in the advancement of knowledge with the most inclusive understanding possible of the issues we are addressing through our scholarly activities.


We recognize that race and gender historically have been markers of diversity in institutions of higher education. However, at ASU, we believe that diversity includes additional categories such as socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, nationality and intellectual perspective.


All of these characteristics, both singularly and in combination, contribute to the richness of the community at both NCI-SW and throughout ASU – in our intellectual pursuits, our diversity of thought, our personal integrity, and our commitment to excellence.