Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t buzzwords on a Suffolk University whiteboard. Nor are they aspirational concepts. These are critical components that inspire and drive our community’s ongoing efforts to level the playing field for our students, so all can reach the heights of their ambitions.

Suffolk students walk with a professor in Boston

To meet the challenges in our world, we’re going to need as many people as possible working at the peak of their abilities. That often requires having access to, and completing, a college degree—one of the main drivers of social mobility in our country. Suffolk was founded to expand that access to people traditionally excluded from higher education based on their backgrounds or identities.

Much work and dedicated effort are still needed. Opportunity and achievement gaps remain realities for certain groups of people, whether in terms of race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, national origin, religion or any of the ways in which we identify ourselves. Closing these gaps—fostering inclusivity for all college students and equity in their careers and lives—is a continuing goal of our institution.

A group of Suffolk students pose for a photo at a club event.

The Suffolk community’s diversity and inclusivity are essential to our strength, and have been since our founding. We don’t just educate students—we welcome, support, and champion them along their individual paths to success.


An instructor sitting with a Suffolk student one-on-one for guidance.

No matter who you are or what you do in the Suffolk community, our diversity advisors and resources can help you in the ways you need.

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A photo of a card written on by Suffolk students at a Ram Inclusion Week event.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion inform how the Suffolk community lives, learns, and works. Learn more about the University’s efforts, and how you can participate in them.