Diversity & Inclusion

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 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.

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Meet Our Community

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

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Office for Institutional Diversity

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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

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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.

Montserrat Coalition

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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.

Veterans Services

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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

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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

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

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

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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