Multicultural Affairs & Student Inclusion

The Multicultural Affairs and Student Inclusion Office leads the Lesley community in creating a campus that promotes our students’ individual and collective success. We’re dedicated to excellence in all matters related to diversity, inclusion, and equity, and we’re committed to helping students feel connected to life at Lesley through programming, advocacy, leadership development, and community involvement.

Our Mission & Vision
We, along with support of our campus partners, are dedicated to excellence in all matters related to diversity, inclusion, and equity, through education, leadership development, and cultural competence.
Goals for Our Community

Programs

Participate in one of these programs throughout the year.

      • Come Celebrate Me: Identity, Heritage & History
      • Desayuno

        This is monthly breakfast event for students, faculty, and staff is dedicated to community building and making connections.

      • Diversity Dialogue

        This monthly event provides a space for facilitated dialogue with Lesley graduate and undergraduate students on matters related to diversity and inclusion. Each session is between 90 minutes and 2 hours in duration, and each month there is a different topic of focus. While the topics vary, there are overlapping themes of identity, privilege, marginalization, and intersectionality.

      • Sankofa Lecture Series

        The meaning of the word sankofa asks that we embrace our past in order to achieve a rewarding future. The series creates a platform for diverse perspectives and ideas to be shared and discussed in open and vibrant community dialogue on critical issues related to race, gender, sexuality, and intersectionality.

        The Sankofa Lecture Series was established to create a forum for thought provoking diversity and inclusion themed presentations on current hot topics led by guest scholars, authors, and researchers within academia and in society.

      • Summer Transition Weekend

        This is a free experience for incoming first-year students of color, first-generation college students, and/or commuter students. The Summer Transition Weekend creates an environment where you can begin adjusting to a new setting while exploring key issues related to the transition to college life. Through this initiative, we create a space for identifying strategies, supports, and campus connections necessary for success.

      Leadership Development

      Student Organizations

      Be a voice for the community through these student organizations. Discover more opportunities on LUCONNECT.

      • Men of Scholarship for Achievement, Inclusion, & Community (MOSAIC)

        MOSAIC is an initiative for undergraduates designed to create an affinity space for bringing together men of color. While honoring diverse experiences across ethnicities, the initiative promotes identity development and healthy masculinity.

      • Queens United Embracing Empowerment Now (QUEEN)

        Through QUEEN, undergraduate women of color find an outlet for deconstructing and moving past boundaries in pursuit of cultivating the authentic self. This is a space for identity exploration, self-empowerment, sisterhood, and liberation work.

      • SEEDS

        SEEDS provides a student-led empowerment space designed for dialogue on ways to empower individuals, build coalitions, and encourage action that promotes access and equity.

      • Multicultural Student Advisory Council (MSAC)

        MSAC is a student leadership organization at Lesley University that was established in order for undergraduate and graduate students to advocate for ways to increase Inclusive Excellence at Lesley University. MSAC uses a shared leadership model and does work in three areas:

        1. Support the institutional efforts of university leadership.
        2. Provide guidance related to activities from Multicultural Affairs & Student Inclusion Office.
        3. Serve as a space for new student-led initiatives.

        MSAC is also a space for learning, identity development, and group dialogue on critical issues.

      Resources

      Take advantage of our office's specialized resources and support.

      Contact Multicultural Affairs & Student Inclusion