Suffolk University has given a high priority to creating a truly multicultural, multiracial, gender-balanced community receptive to cultural diversity. The future vitality of Suffolk and other urban universities depends on their ability to be responsive to and provide a welcoming climate for people of many cultures.

As part of Suffolk’s efforts to reach this goal, the University strives to create and actively promote a welcoming and supportive environment in order to recruit, hire, retain and support a culturally diverse faculty and staff. University policies and procedures concerning faculty and employees’ 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 promote such diversity and such welcoming environment for all. Efforts to achieve those goals will be favorably considered in evaluations.

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

The University further seeks to ensure that student support services, academic support services and co-curricular programs at Suffolk University are sufficiently diverse to meet the needs of a multicultural student body. Alumni activities and community networks will also be utilized to promote the goals of diversity.