UMass Boston

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Diversity & Inclusion

Our Commitment

UMass Boston is committed to becoming the leading anti-racist and health-promoting public research university. We encourage you to bring your whole identity to campus—your diversity, ethnicity, gender identity, culture, and beyond.

Our university staff and faculty act as advocates, educators, and dialogue facilitators on campus. Their efforts helps our diverse campus community to thrive. UMass Boston also provides learning opportunities and support to ensure all campus community members are included, respected, and valued. Your individuality and uniqueness are part of what makes our community special.

Our Community by the Numbers

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of new students identify as BIPOC
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of new students are first-generation college students
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of new students are Pell-Grant eligible
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of our full-time faculty identify as BIPOC
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of our full-time faculty identify as female
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of our student body are international students
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Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

UMass Boston’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) advances our values of diversity and inclusion. ODEI provides training, programming, and resources to students, faculty, and staff. Sign up for our monthly newsletter for important updates.

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Office of Civil Rights & Title IX

The goal of this office is to facilitate a culture committed to dignity and respect for all community members. You can contact the office to speak about any issue or concern related to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, or barriers to equity.

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All of Us

Explore Identity-based support & resources at UMass Boston. Browse them all visiting "All of Us".

Our Research Initiatives

We take pride in funding research that promotes our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. UMass Boston is one of only two universities in the country with free-standing research institutes dedicated to four major communities of color: African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American. Their work inspires and informs our campus community and beyond.