Diversity & Inclusion

Committed to Every Student’s Value

We believe that a diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus enhances everyone’s experience, invigorating each interaction with unique viewpoints that can be shared openly and honestly.

Such an environment is inspired by the Jesuit tradition, which combines deep intellectual inquiry with reverence for all backgrounds and viewpoints. We actively develop this culture because we believe in it—and because our students deserve it and reflect it themselves: At Woods College, students and faculty from a variety of backgrounds come together to search for truth and serve society.

We celebrate the talents of and pay particular attention to the needs of first-generation college students and AHANA students. We also have specific advisors who support students with disabilities, veterans, and students who identify as LGBTQ.

In everything we do, we welcome and engage our students’ unique gifts—no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, or age.

Meet Our Community

Woods students represent a tremendous variety of life experiences, personal interests, and professional goals. Together with our supportive faculty and staff, they make up our vibrant community.

By the Numbers


Non-degree students identify as AHANA


International students in Master's Programs

21 to 78

Age range of Master's Students

In our diversity, we are, in fact, a single humanity, facing common challenges and problems
Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., former Superior General of the Society of Jesus

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Patricia Lowe


Dedicated to advancing a Boston College culture and climate that is welcoming to all—through leadership, support, education, compliance, and policy.

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A campus-wide network of assistance, mentorship, and support for students with high financial need to help them achieve a successful experience at BC.

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Mentoring and professional development programs for BC's Black, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American professional staff to broaden their administrative experience.

Supporting Veteran Students

We take pride in helping veterans navigate our offerings, campus resources, and how to use their VA education benefits toward undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and special programs, including Boston College’s Yellow Ribbon Program. We also waive the application fee for every veteran.

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