Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Rooted in Boston College’s Jesuit, Catholic mission, the Connell School of Nursing is committed to sustaining a welcoming and respectful community where all students, faculty, and staff feel valued and accepted.

Nursing Moments

Connell School of Nursing faculty, alumni, and students share their stories of what it means to become a nurse and when they first felt like one.

By the Numbers


CSON undergraduates identify as AHANA*

* Individuals of African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent


Class of 2025 undergraduates who identify as AHANA*

* Individuals of African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent


Class of 2025 undergraduates who are AHANA and/or Montserrat Coalition students 

* Montserrat supports students at the highest level of financial need on campus.


Community Stories

Mary Seacole

Seacole Scholars Program

The Seacole Scholars program is a living and learning community for first-year nursing students committed to increasing the diversity of the nursing profession. Scholars live in the same residence hall and participate in a 1-credit course that focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The program is named in honor of Mary Seacole (pictured at left), an extraordinary 19th-century Jamaican nurse and businesswoman who practiced her healing skills in the Caribbean, Central America, and Britain.

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Office for Institutional Diversity

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

Forum on Racial Justice in America

This forum provides a meeting place for dialogue about race and racism in the U.S., while serving as a catalyst for bridging differences, promoting reconciliation, and encouraging new perspectives.

Courageous Conversations

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

Veterans Services

Boston College proudly welcomes all veterans of the United States Armed Forces and is committed to helping them find the resources they require to thrive here.

LGBTQ Resources

Boston College is dedicated to fostering a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all students and to positively impact and improve the LGBTQ+ student experience.

Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center

This center supports and empowers undergraduate students, with a particular focus on AHANA, multicultural, and multiethnic issues.

The KILN Program

The Keys to Inclusive Leadership in Nursing (KILN) program helps students maximize their leadership potential and nurture their ability to create positive social change. More than 50 students per year are named KILN scholars.

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