Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity Strategic Plan

In 2007, a strategic plan for racial and ethnic diversity was developed. Its purpose was to identify specific steps to increase racial and ethnic diversity throughout the College. In 2008, Emerson set up its Diversity Council to oversee the College’s progress in attaining the goals set forth in the plan.

View the original plan and two annual updates.


Emerson recognizes the importance of preparing all students to live and work in a diverse society.

In 2012, Emerson hired a Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion who has refocused the College's efforts to bring diversity to an elevated level of inclusive excellence. The next reporting cycle will feature a revised Inclusive Excellence strategic plan that aligns more closely with President Lee Pelton's vision for the College.