Mission

The Office for Institutional Diversity supports the mission of the University by promoting a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion for all members of the Boston College community. A community that truly values and fully utilizes its diversity creates a climate where diverse perspectives can coexist and thrive.

In keeping with the social justice imperatives inherent in our Jesuit, Catholic heritage, Boston College extends its welcome in particular to those who may be vulnerable to discrimination on the basis of their race, ethnic or national origin, religion, color, age, gender, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

Our vision is to create an inclusive environment that motivates us to be fully engaged in our community and that enables each of us to make the maximum contribution possible to the University. The ultimate success of this endeavor requires the proactive involvement of leadership and the entire community.

Eight Strategic Initiatives

Support the capacity of faculty and staff involved in decision-making to more effectively recruit, hire, train and develop, promote, and retain a diverse workforce.

Focus on performance management in support of full incorporation of diversity and inclusion-related functional competencies and their measurement into the performance management process.

Work to strengthen the ties between the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and its Catholic, Jesuit identity through University Mission and Ministry and other appropriate stakeholders.

Develop strong and supportive working relationships with other Boston College community stakeholders in support of a diverse and inclusive campus climate.

Develop strong, supportive, and mutually beneficial working relationships and initiatives with Boston College affinity groups in support of a diverse and inclusive campus.

Focus on diversifying our leadership and supporting our leaders' commitment to diversity and inclusion, their cultural competency and capacity to lead actively in a diverse work environment.

Focus on fair treatment and respect for all individuals in the Boston College community.

Assess the effectiveness of our work, especially in the seven areas above, in support of making Boston College a more diverse and inclusive community.