The Office for Institutional Diversity offers a series of programs to advance and sustain the University's culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all community members. 


Affiliates Program

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The Affiliates Program enables Black, Latina/o, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Native American professional staff to enrich their professional skills and build connections with colleagues through professional development and mentorship opportunities.

Cultural Competence Engagement Modules (CCEM)

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This six-session course helps participants acquire the knowledge, language, behavioral, and cultural skills necessary to navigate within a diverse and inclusive community.

Diversity and Inclusion Summit

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The annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit is a full-day conference addressing pressing issues related to diversity and inclusion at Boston College and in the higher education field.

Living Out the Jesuit Mission: Diverse Perspective Series

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The Living Out the Jesuit Mission: Diverse Perspectives Series provides a welcoming space for employees of all backgrounds and faith traditions to share how they incorporate the Ignatian tradition into their professional and personal lives.

New Employee Community Building Luncheon

In partnership with the Office of Employee Development, the OID and the Affinity Groups welcome newly hired staff and faculty at a Community Building Luncheon to learn about the many resources and opportunities for involvement in campus life.

Reflection & Dialogue Series

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The Reflection & Dialogue Series allows faculty and staff the opportunity to engage in dialogue surrounding pressing issues, themes, and current events that significantly impact both the Boston College community and the world.

Voices of Diversity and Inclusion

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Through ongoing discussion, this forum tackles current diversity challenges, uncovers opportunities for improvement, and brainstorms possible solutions.

Courageous Conversations

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Courageous Conversations Towards Racial Justice is a dialogue-centered initiative on racism and privilege designed to address racial healing, equity, and justice.