Fall 2021 Reopening Plans
We will reopen our campuses for classes, activities, and residential living in Fall 2021. Find the latest information on our Fall 2021 Plan page.

Multicultural Affairs & Student Inclusion: Programs & Resources

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


Participate in one of these programs throughout the year.

  • 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.

Student Leadership & Involvement
Affinity Groups


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

Contact Multicultural Affairs & Student Inclusion