Suffolk University Diversity Task Force is consistent with Suffolk's origins as a school that expanded educational opportunity. We are all familiar with Gleason Archer's forming this institution in order to "pay forward" support from a mentor. Suffolk University has a proud history of graduating African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and women in its earliest classes. Our mission impels us to continuously make our school more inclusive and more equitable.

With Suffolk's mission in mind, the task force's goals are to better understand how diverse, inclusive, and equitable this community currently is and to create a strategic diversity plan that will guide us in the future two years (AY 2017-2019). That plan will suggest how we can:

  • Implement a diversity structural framework
  • Create more diverse hiring pools
  • Train faculty, staff, and students to work in diverse environments
  • Involve all of Suffolk's alumni, faculty, staff, and students in making this a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community

Feel free to contact the Diversity Task Force ( or any member of the task force with questions or comments.

Our goal in taking these steps is to make Suffolk an even better institution, to serve as an example for the Boston community, and most importantly, to provide our students with skills that will offer them advantages in a diverse world.