Non-Discrimination Policy

Our center promotes awareness and inclusion throughout Suffolk. We work with students, staff, and faculty to assess the campus climate regarding diversity and to advocate for positive change. We also advise University administrators developing policies and practices to ensure inclusion and access in all areas.

Suffolk Diversity Policy

Suffolk University makes a truly multicultural, multiracial, gender-balanced community receptive to cultural diversity a high priority. The future vitality of Suffolk depends on our ability to be responsive to and provide a welcoming climate for people of diverse cultures.

As part of Suffolk’s efforts to reach this goal, the University strives to create and actively promote a welcoming environment in order to recruit, hire, retain, and support a culturally diverse faculty and staff. University policies and procedures concerning professional development are structured to encourage such diversity. Likewise, the University strives to actively recruit and retain a widely diverse student body. Faculty and employees are encouraged to actively participate in these initiatives; indeed, such efforts will be favorably considered in evaluations.

Suffolk is also committed to creating and maintaining educational curricula that incorporate the values of a multicultural and diverse community and that reflect the pluralism of the United States and the world. This commitment aligns with the University’s stated mission to prepare and educate men and women to be future leaders and citizens who can function effectively in an evolving, pluralistic, and increasingly diverse society.

The University further seeks to ensure that our student support services, academic support services, and co-curricular programs are diverse enough to meet the needs of our multicultural student body. Alumni activities and community networks also promote these goals.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. 

To view our policy against discrimination, please view our page.

The following offices have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University's nondiscrimination policies:

Center for Diversity & Inclusion
8 Ashburton Place, Sawyer 828
Boston MA 20108
diversity@suffolk.edu
617-573-8613

Title IX
Sheila M. Calkins, BSN, JD
Director of Title IX & Clery Act Compliance
73 Tremont Street, Room 1326
Boston, MA 02108
Title9@suffolk.edu
scalkins@suffolk.edu
617-573-8027

Student Affairs—CAS and SBS
Dean of Students
73 Tremont Street, 12th floor
Dean of Students - SBS & CAS

Office of Disability Services (CAS/SBS)
Andrew Cioffi, Director
73 Tremont Street, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
acioffi@suffolk.edu
617-573-8034

Suffolk University Law School Disability Services
Dean of Students
Tremont Street, 4th Floor
Dean of Students - Law School

Human Resources
Katherine Whidden, Chief Human Resources Officer
73 Tremont Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
kwhidden@suffolk.edu
617-570-4833

Veterans Commission
73 Tremont Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-573-8239

Suffolk University Police & Security Department
Ridgeway Building, 4th Floor, 148 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02108
Non-emergency lines: 617-573-8113 or 617-573-8333

Questions about the application of nondiscrimination policies also may be sent to:

Office for Civil Rights, Boston, MA

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)