You Belong Here
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What do we do?

At Lesley University, our office strives to build and maintain an inclusive campus environment. We aspire to create a true sense of belonging for all and a community where members can engage within and across differences as their whole selves. 

Our office is made up of the following areas:

  • Equal Opportunity, Title IX, and ADA
    • Compliance, Support, and Reporting
  • Intercultural Affairs
    • Events and Programming
  • Training, Education, and Development
    • Workshops and Initiatives
  • Urban Scholars Initiative Program
    • First-generation, Pipeline, and Workforce Development
When are we available?

We schedule all appointments between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays.

Where can you find us?

Find us online at lesley.edu/about/diversity-inclusion.

Our EDIJ team's offices are split between 2 campuses:

Porter Campus
Gloria Noronha: University Hall 2-009
Valerie Yeakel: University Hall 2-011
Elizabeth Hanlon: University Hall 2-011

Doble Campus
Yami Rojas, Lee Lebensbaum, and Stella Panzarella: 23 Mellen, 1st Floor

Why would you contact us?
  • Connect with one of our units in the office
  • Connect with affinity groups that assist in offering a sense of belonging
  • Explore one's social identity
  • Develop one's level of cultural competency
  • Engage in EDIJ leadership opportunities
  • Report a case of bias, identity harm, or harassment
  • Education on engaging within and across difference
  • Make connections
  • Seek support
How do you contact us?

Contact Us:

Gloria Noronha
Vice President of the Office of EDIJ
gloria.noronha@lesley.edu

EDIJ Training, Education, and Development

Stella Panzarella
Director of Training, Education, and Development
christine.panzarella@lesley.edu

Equal Opportunity and Title IX

Valerie Yeakel
Director of Equal Opportunity, Title IX, & ADA Compliance
vyeakel@lesley.edu

Elizabeth Hanlon
Assistant Director of Equal Opportunity and Investigator
elizabeth.hanlon@lesley.edu

Intercultural Affairs

Director of Intercultural Affairs
TBD

Urban Scholars Initiative

Yami Rojas
Manager of Urban Scholars Initiative
yrojas2@lesley.edu

Lee Lebensbaum
Student Success Coach
lee.lebensbaum@lesley.edu

Questions
Do you have a student lounge?
Yes, our student lounge is located at 23 Mellen on the first floor.
How do I report something?

Individuals should complete our Equal Opportunity Reporting Form to report incidents or concerns including but not limited to the following:

 

  • Bias
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Identity harm
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Microaggressions
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Slurs or other harmful/hate speech

Form:
https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?LesleyUniv&layout_id=100

I have an idea for a cultural event, who do I contact?
The Director of Intercultural Affairs. Email edij@lesley.edu.