The work we do together.
We’re all in on creating an anti-racist culture of belonging. Across Tufts, we’ve deepened our commitment to making the university a truly inclusive place. Where every member of our community contributes and feels like they belong. Where diverse perspectives are seen as our strength, and great ideas are always heard. In offices, labs, classrooms, and beyond, we’re doing this work together, knowing it is the foundation of our mission to create a brighter world.
We know that the most challenging problems of our time require solutions informed by diverse perspectives and experiences.
We’re committed to equity in all areas of recruiting, hiring, compensating, promoting, and retaining our staff and faculty.
We believe in a work environment that offers everyone access to support, growth, recognition, and community.
We’re creating the kind of community that encourages you to be yourself, collaborate comfortably, and feel connected and valued.
Tufts committed $25M over five years toward becoming an anti-racist university by uncovering and dismantling its own institutional racism.
“The work of achieving anti-racism and our DEI goals is not a one-year effort, but something that the university is committed to continue for many years to come with the objective of impacting not only our community, but also the broader society.”
— Joyce A. Sackey, MD, Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Health Sciences Campuses
“My colleagues are so dedicated to an equity approach, whether that’s reverse career fairs for first-generation college-goers, funding for students to afford non-paid internships, or a specialized approach to career planning for students with undocumented status.”
— Rob Mack, Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Medford/Somerville & SMFA Campuses
Here for one another.
Building community, connections, and support. Tufts Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are one of the many ways that our staff and faculty build community and connect over shared experiences. ERGs also offer mentoring, professional development, education, and support.
Tufts Black Faculty & Staff Alliance (BFSA)
BFSA offers a welcoming community to help Black employees feel supported, foster individual and collective growth, and serve as a home base for networking and professional development. We also gather and share data about progress on diversity, collaboration, and inclusiveness at Tufts.
Color of Us (CoU)
Through mentorship, workshops, volunteering, and keynote events, CoU invigorates diversity programming on the Boston campus. CoU also collaborates with Medford/Somerville campus initiatives that celebrate all Black identities represented in the Tufts community.
Tufts Asian and Asian American Affinity Group (TAAAAG)
TAAAAG is an employee-led informal group that meets quarterly. The group serves as a social and professional network for Tufts faculty and staff whose families originate from Asia and Pacific Islander regions and immigrated to the United States recently or many generations ago.
Tufts PRIDE Caucus
Tufts Pride Caucus builds connections and support for faculty and staff who identify as LGBTQIA through networking and advocacy in order to increase workplace wellness and pride. We’re committed to an inclusive campus culture that respects people of all backgrounds, genders, and identities.
The goals for this group include creating community, mentoring, professional development, and growth opportunities for faculty and staff who identify as Hispanic or Latinx.
Parents Employee Resource Collaborative (PERC)
PERC is a forum for working parents at Tufts to share resources that support work-life balance, to help us advocate for ourselves in the Tufts community, to ensure our awareness of relevant community events, and to develop our parenting skills.
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More than words.
Narratives are nice, but we know that actions speak louder. Discover some of the work we are doing at Tufts to create an inclusive, anti-racist university:
D&I Leadership Master’s Degree Program
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers an MA program to train individuals to lead, create, and assess inclusive organizational change…Learn More
Offers a space for students, faculty, and staff to explore their unique relationship to gender and sexuality through personal, activist, or academic lenses…Learn More
Unpacking Whiteness brings together small groups of participants in affinity spaces to interrogate Whiteness as a social construct that gives rise to injustice...Learn More
Intercultural Learning Communities
Staff and faculty connect across schools, roles, identities, and backgrounds to do the work of becoming institutional change agents…Learn More
Explore other New & Notable updates about diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism work at Tufts.
“We are not only vested in creating a sense of belonging for our graduate student community, we are also developing programming so that our graduate students become change agents who can advance inclusion and belonging in their future workplaces.”
— Jacqueline Dejean, DLP, MBA, CRA, Assistant Dean of Research and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
“The university’s commitment galvanized us all to take much bolder steps, to challenge ourselves and make an even bigger impact with our work. This isn’t about just a core group of people who always step up. This is about our whole community seeing the impact of systemic racism and acting on it in their work lives and in the wider world.”
— Florina S. Tseng, DVM, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Climate, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine