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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


NUPOC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council has a two-fold mission: (1) to promote a sense of safety and belonging for all who enter NUPOC and (2) to prepare MPO students to provide compassionate, equitable care to all future patients.


NUPOC is a place where the respect and celebration of all members’ identities facilitates excellence in education and research in a way that enriches the O&P profession.

Core Values

  • Genuine Inclusivity 
  • DEI Education 
  • Recruitment of Underrepresented Populations 
  • Community Partnership 
  • Servant Leadership 
  • Curriculum Bias Reduction

Bias Reporting

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive experience for all students, faculty, and staff. Here, members of our academic medical community are able to report concerns without fear of intimidation or retaliation. If you have a concern you'd like to address, please click below.

FSM Bias Reporting

DEI Council

To learn more about the DEI Council, please reach out to Mindy Thorpe for more information.