We’re driven to foster a campus community that values the individual and collective success of Lesley University students. Together with our campus partners, the Multicultural Affairs and Student Inclusion Office provides educational opportunities for all students on matters related to race, cultural diversity, and inclusion.
It’s our mission to reinforce a culture of collaboration, coalition building, and shared mission around social justice, and to support students of color and students with marginalized identities throughout their college experience. We do this by establishing programs and opportunities for dialogue on critical social issues, such as racism, homophobia, poverty, and oppression.
We also create spaces for community conversations in response to local, regional, and national events where those of marginalized identities are directly, or indirectly, harmed as a result of discrimination or bias. Our office at 13 Mellen Street is designed to be a warm and inviting place for all students.
Ranging from diversity dialogues and lecture series to community breakfasts and summer transition experiences, our programs help students develop the capacity to be effective leaders in a diverse society. In them, we incorporate cultural competencies vital to engaging others across difference, including:
- Understanding & Valuing Others
- Knowledge of Societal Inequities
- Skills for Interacting in Diverse Environments
- Skills for Fostering Inclusion
We invite students to drop in anytime to connect with our staff at 13 Mellen Street on Doble Campus.
- Amarildo “Lilu” Barbosa, Director
- Diana Estime, Program Coordinator
- Chord Sheriffe, Program Coordinator