Diversity & Inclusion

Supporting a diverse environment is the responsibility of everyone at the College, and our entire community collaborates to provide opportunities for students to engage in education, activism and empowerment. We’ve developed sharing programs, teaching practices and student leadership experiences that create and improve a culture of belonging.

We believe in the inherent dignity of each person, and we’ve invested in a culture where differences are openly shared and celebrated. We pride ourselves on building and maintaining an honest, just and compassionate community of inclusion.

Below are several campus offices and efforts that support our diversity and inclusion commitments:

Office of Intercultural Affairs

The mission of the Office of Intercultural Affairs is to contribute to the creation, influence, and sustainability of a community where the dignity of all people is respected and affirmed. Intercultural Affairs hosts a variety of diversity and inclusion events such as heritage month celebrations, trainings, workshops, and the DiverCity festival- the campuses largest cultural showcase!  They also support many student leadership and engagement opportunities such as the ALANA-A Brothers & Sisters Program, the Intercultural Experience Program, Leadership through Diversity, and identity-based dialogue groups.

The Institutional Diversity Action Committee

Led by the President, the Institutional Diversity Action Committee (IDAC) is charged with prioritizing and monitoring the implementation and progress of the recommendations and plans set forth to enhance and demonstrate the College’s commitment to diversity, specifically related to ethnically and racially underrepresented groups. The IDAC provides coordinated, consistent and cohesive leadership for the College to assess and achieve institutional diversity goals.  By promoting shared vision, responsibility, and accountability, the IDAC will engage faculty, staff, and students in action to create an inclusive community.

Provost's Advisory Committee on Diversity

The Provost's Advisory Committee on Diversity (PACD) was formed in 2012 as a response, in part, to student calls for greater attention to questions of diversity and inclusion in the classroom.  The committee seeks to improve classroom climate across campus, increase the curriculum's engagement with the experiences and issues of underrepresented populations, and to build a more diverse faculty.

Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs connects students with study abroad, internship, research, and service learning programs all over the world. These high impact experiential learning experiences facilitate intercultural dialogue and expand international awareness, challenging students to take authorship of their personal and intellectual growth within a global context. Through intentional mentorship, students learn to apply their academic pursuits, co-curricular interests, and career goals to their international experience, inspiring a commitment to lifelong global learning.

Student Activities & Leadership: Cultural Clubs

The Office of Student Activities oversees many aspects of campus life and supports the overall College mission to educate the whole person. Their goal is to provide involvement opportunities that will empower Stonehill students to create a fun and positive campus community. If you’re looking for a new way to explore your passions, interests and/ or culture the student clubs on campus would be a good place to start!

Student Government Association: Diversity Committee

The purpose of the Student Government Association is to join with the faculty, staff and administration of the College in order to enhance the Stonehill Community. The SGA membership shall represent the views of the student body to the faculty and administration of the College, while maintaining a channel of communication between these groups. The SGA Diversity Committee specifically is responsible for providing quality, safe, and culturally diverse programming to the Stonehill community.

Moore Center for Gender Equity

The Moore Center for Gender Equity creates a welcoming space for every student to engage and discuss gender issues and the sociopolitical influences on our construct of gender. The Center provides opportunities for students to look at societal issues through programming and pays special attention to the way gender identities intertwine with other identities.

Career Development Center: Diversity Resources

The Career Development Center recognizes the individuality and unique needs of each student, graduate, and employer and is committed to flexible and personalized engagements. The team’s approach combines individualized career advising with a wide variety of innovative programs and opportunities that empower student development and self-discovery. The Center provides various diversity resources and websites that are useful for your internship/job search.