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Office for Institutional Diversity

Diversity Resources

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The Office for Institutional Diversity would like to extend a warm welcome to all individuals who have joined or are seeking to join the Boston College family through employment or as a student. We have compiled the following list of resources to assist you in the areas of employment and/or accessibility. Please contact our office if you have any questions or are having trouble viewing/accessing the info on our page.



The Mission of Boston College - Boston College commits itself to the highest standards of teaching and research in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and to the pursuit of a just society through its own accomplishments, the work of its faculty and staff, and the achievements of its graduates.

Diversity Groups and Resources Across Campus- A list of diversity groups, organizations, and centers across campus whose purpose is to further the understanding and education of others of their cause while providing support to their members/constituents. If you have additional groups across campus that should be included on this list, or you have an update to a current group, please contact the Office for Institutional Diversity at 617-552‐2323.

Affinity Groups - Get involved! Become a member of one of these groups that comprise our diverse and vibrant BC community.

University Affiliates Program - An employee program that provides underrepresented professional staff with opportunities to broaden their management experiences and to study critical issues in higher education.  Selected participants will be involved in a professional development program that includes seminars, lectures, case studies and discussions. 

Center for Teaching Excellence -- The Boston College Center for Teaching Excellence supports instructors throughout their careers to create engaging and inclusive learning environments for their students.

Centers and Institutes – A collection of special areas of research and practice at Boston College that includes a wide variety of diverse groups. 

Campus Preparedness and Emergency Information - Faculty and staff members with disabilities should notify OID immediately upon beginning work at Boston College or transferring to a new location. 

Supplier Diversity Program - Boston College's Supplier Diversity Program is designed to enhance our supplier base by promoting opportunities to qualified diverse suppliers and fostering the University mission of welcoming diversity to our students, faculty, staff and community by expanding relationships and enriching economic opportunities.

Diversity Recruitment Resources - A list of possible recruiting sites and magazines specially targeted towards different diverse groups.

Evaluating Faculty Candidates: Understanding and Minimizing the Influence of Unconscious Bias - A HERC webinar for those involved with faculty recruitment

Hiring Managers - The Manager Resources section of the Human Resources Web site provides Boston College managers with resources to assist in the hiring and training of new employees, as well as the continuous development, management and supervision of current staff members.

Faculty Openings - For available positions please contact the individual Schools.

Faculty Searches - 
Provides access to faculty search information (BC user name and password required)

Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center (BAIC) - Located in Maloney Hall, Suite 455. Our office is here to support the needs of  all students, with a particular focus on AHANA, Multicultural and Multi-ethnic students. Whether it is meeting with a college counselor regarding your academic success or getting involved in leadership activities on campus, we are here to help you excel! BAIC also lists various scholarship opportunities for students.

GLBTQ Leadership Council (GLC) - This group is committed to bettering the quality of life for all students at Boston College especially those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning.

GLBTQ Resources for Students - This page from the Dean of Students lists resources for Boston College students who may be questioning their sexual or gender identity, have questions arising from their sexual or gender identity, have general questions about the GLBTQ community, or just need someone to dialogue with about their personal lives and how to be their most authentic selves.

Graduate Pride Alliance (GPA) - The Graduate Pride Alliance (GPA) is a new organization, sponsored by the Graduate Student Association (GSA), for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender graduate students and allies. The main mission of GPA is to provide a sense of community and space for LGBT graduate students and allies to socialize, share experiences, and educate the wider community.

Resources for LGBT Students & Alumni - A collection of resources from BC’s career center to inform and assist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students as they enter the workforce.

Resources for Women - Links for Career Services for Women from BC’s career center.

International Student Handbook - The handbook contains such topics as finding an apartment, opening a bank account, buying health insurance and getting a Massachusetts ID as well as how to get involved at Boston College and places to go in the city.

Diversity Advisory Board - Connell School of Nursing - The Diversity Advisory Board will provide insight and guidance as the school plans and implements programs that reflect a commitment to advancing and sustaining an organizational culture that fully welcomes diversity and inclusiveness.

Faculty Diversity Reading Material - A list of links and publications on various diversity topics.

General Diversity Reading Material - A list of books and articles on the subject of diversity.

Access Granted - Importance of being the best faculty advisor possible to students of color.

What Everyone Can Do To Diversify the Teaching Force - "Among all the talks, efforts and research directed at increasing the numbers of Black and Brown teachers in the United States, it has long struck me as odd that the first and most fundamental step to doing so is simultaneously the most overlooked step..."

How to Succeed in a Tenure-Track Faculty Job - University of Pennsylvania professor Marybeth Gasman explores issues of access and retention for students and faculty of color and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, among other things

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity - A monthly newsletter that focuses on helping new faculty members make a successful transition from graduate student to professor.

Science Club for Girls - BC students, we are seeking bright, energetic women (and a few men!) to serve as Science Club Mentors who will help show young girls that science, math and engineering can be fun!

Mays Mentors - The underlying objective of the Benjamin E. Mays Mentoring Program at Boston College is to inspire students to strive toward excellence and to perceive teaching as a possible career.

Boston College Volunteer Service Learning Center -  The Boston College Volunteer Database that lists agencies and volunteer opportunities for many different kinds of activities.


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