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BEDI Resources


Welcome to our comprehensive library guide on Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (BEDI) themes, curated specifically for the benefit of faculty, staff, and students. This guide serves as a valuable resource hub, offering insights, tools, and information to foster a more inclusive and supportive environment within our academic community. Explore the diverse array of topics covered to enhance your understanding and engagement with BEDI principles, contributing to a more inclusive and enriching educational experience for all.


Table of Contents

BEDI Council Resource Guides - This page features a comprehensive library of resources curated by the BEDI Advisory Council.

BEDI in the Library - This page features books, databases, scholarly journals, magazines, and videos that you can freely access from the Alvin Sherman Library with your Shark Card.  

BEDI at NSU - This page features publications by NSU staff and faculty, inclusive spaces on campus, and other campus resources.

BEDI in Higher Education - This page features resources to help yourself, your units, teams, or classes put BEDI into practice in the classroom and workplace.

BEDI in Practice - This page features resources for specific BEDI topics, issues, and social identities to support your learning and deepen your understanding of these topics and issues. 

Institutional Definitions of Belong, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Belonging: Belonging means full membership in the NSU community, not only in formal participation but also in an affirming sense of community with inclusive people, physical spaces, and organizational structures.

Equity: Equity includes the creation of opportunities, systems, and structures which remove barriers and close gaps in outcomes for those from historically underrepresented groups.

Diversity: NSU believes that diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, philosophy, gender, viewpoint, physical, socioeconomic status, age, and sexual orientation. Differences in interpretations and reactions derived from diversity are important, as is mutual respect for all. Diversity makes NSU a stronger university and enriches a learning environment focused on preparing individuals to live and work in a global society.

Inclusion: Whereas the word diversity refers to all forms of difference, the term inclusion refers to the act or state of being included. To include is to actively invite presence and participation; diversity defines what we invite: variety. Inclusion represents the interaction, mutual respect, and sense of community among those from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives within a particular environment.


Definitions can be found at Diversity and Inclusion at NSU