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Students pose for a photo at Curry College Commencement

At Curry College, diversity is central to excellence in education, not a separate goal. We are an inclusive community where embracing differences is essential to creating a safe and welcoming environment for exploration and learning, as well as personal and professional growth. Being a member of the Curry community means that your unique voice is a vital and valued part of all we do.

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion works to increase diversity representation among students, faculty and staff while ensuring that all members have an equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to the Curry community. We strive to create and maintain a community where differences are recognized and valued as essential elements to fostering a stimulating environment for exploration, learning and development.

NEW Diversity Center at Curry College!

Diversity Center Mission & Vision:

The Diversity Center will serve as a safe space for all undergraduate students at Curry College - with a specific focus on underrepresented populations of undergraduate students - to build an equitable community.  The Diversity Center will be a physical space that will allow us to celebrate a culture of diversity & inclusion on campus through images and statements that reflect the current and ongoing efforts of inclusion to the entire Curry Campus. The Diversity Center will hold programs, services, and mentorship that encourage respectful conversations and civil discourse that support a diversity of thought and expression about controversial issues. These initiatives include but are not limited to: (one-on-one advising, safe spaces for people of color, mentoring programs, First-Generation Student Resources, LGBTQ+ Resources, Diversity Trainings & Workshops, and Crucial Conversations on topics related to DEI).

Our Vision is to build meaningful relationships, provide mentorship, and promote inclusivity.

What’s Inside:

Welcome Area and Lounge Space

Enter our space and immediately be greeted by one of our friendly ODI Student Assistants. Have a quick seat at the front where you can check out our calendar of events, grab a snack, or learn more about the center, programs, and relevant celebrations on the electronic display. Come into the space and find lounge area to hang out with friends, watch TV, read a book on topics related to diversity and social justice, or just say hi to the staff!

Academic Study Space

Students will be able to utilize designated study space in between classes -whether it is to work on an assignment or get organized for an upcoming class. The office will also be open for designated quiet study time from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday.

The PRIDE Resource Room

The PRIDE Resource Room will provide resources and an open space for students to explore LGBTQIA+ topics and issues. Students can utilize the space to meet with one another and/or staff. The space will also be a library of books, images, games, and tools that help educate the Curry Community on the LGBTQIA+ Community. ODI will offer office hours and work closely with the PRIDE Coalition to build out programming and services for the campus.

Affinity Student Clubs Meeting Space

The Affinity Student Clubs Meeting Space will serve as a collaboration room for our affinity clubs and organizations. Our desire is to invite executive boards and planning teams to come together to bring about programming and education to the community through their group. We also hope to assist our affinity groups to meet and collaborate on ideas & events.

"Home away from Home"

Individual Appointments

RISE UP Mentoring Program

The RISE UP Mentoring Program was developed to support the experiences of students from underrepresented communities at the college. The program assists first-year and transfer students’ transition to the college both academically and socially. New students are paired with an upper-class student to learn about campus resources, programs and connect with the Curry community.

Brother 2 Brother Program

Brother 2 Brother is a group developed to provide a space for Black & Brown Men to discuss and express the views, which we see as socially and politically significant. Brother 2 Brother seeks to support and strengthen the bond amongst community members by sharing the common and diverse experiences as Black & Brown Men.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in learning more and joining this group!

Sistah Sistah

The Sistah Sistah Initiative focuses on the bring women of color at Curry together. By having community conversations, networking events, community service and overall building a sisterhood. Please fill out this form if you are interested in learning more and joining this group!

ODI Student Advisory Board

The ODI Student Advisory Board will represent the diverse student voices of Curry College via the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. This Board will meet regularly to assist in the needs of Initiative B of Strategic Direction 3 of the College's Strategic Plan.

Students, Staff, and Faculty of Curry College may recommend students each summer to participate on the board for the upcoming academic year. Once recommendations are submitted, those students will be invited to formally apply for the board. Assuming interest, availability, and a commitment to the goals of the group, students will be selected to join. A call for Nominations will go out each summer and new students are selected to serve on the board each academic year. Students who wish to return to serving on the board will be determined at the discretion of the Director of Diversity & Inclusion.

Nominators should consider the following qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled student with good academic standing
  • A student who stands out as a leader regarding:
    • An Academic Major/Program/Career Path
    • A Leadership Role or membership in a Curry Club, Affinity Group, or related program
    • Initiative/demonstrated leadership in areas related to supporting and encouraging diversity and inclusion among the student body and the overall Curry College Community.

ODI Calendar of Events

Events for the upcoming academic year will be posted shortly...

Black Student Union
Curry PRIDE Coalition
Feminist United
Latino Student Union
Multicultural Student Union
Collision Dynasty

More Information on Clubs and Organizations

Be sure to follow us for all of the latest ODI updates at:

Yara DeSousa
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Student Center, Room 212
617-333-2346
yara.desousa@curry.edu 

Jeanette Buntin
Assistant Vice President of Engagement and Diversity
Student Center
617-333-2064
jeannette.buntin@curry.edu

For general inquiries or concerns, please email us at diversity@curry.edu.

Programs and Events - Past Events

A student at the Night of Culture

Night of Culture

Multicultural Student Union (MSU), Student Activities and The Office of Diversity & Inclusion plan the Night of Culture on National Diversity Day to showcase the many cultures on campus through education, cuisine and performances.

A student at the National Coming Out Day event

National Coming Out Week

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and The Office of Diversity & Inclusion have co-sponsored ‘Rainbow' tabling in the Student Center during National Coming Out Week. Faculty, staff and students visited the table to color in a portion of a rainbow with positive and encouraging messages for members of the LGBTQ community who are out, coming out or struggling to do so. 

A Native American dancer performs on campus

Annawon Weeden

The Committee for Social & Environmental Justice led efforts to host the second annual Celebrate Native Cultures Event featuring Annawon Weeden, Wampanoag Tribe Educator. This event allowed faculty, staff, students and guests the opportunity to witness and engage with Native American Cultures through drumming, dancing, and stories from the oral tradition of Native Peoples.