Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusive Excellence

In the fall of 2012, as part of his inaugural address, President Lee Pelton asserted that the College would redouble its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Within days of that address, he announced the launch of a new initiative for Inclusive Excellence at Emerson. Inclusive Excellence is the active process through which colleges and universities achieve excellence in learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in local and global communities (AAC&U, 2012). The six pillars below define Emerson College’s Inclusive Excellence goals. Work in these areas is achieved across campus, both academically and administratively. More information and highlights of programs can be found at Programs & Services.

Pillars of Inclusive Excellence

Pillars of Inclusive Excellence

Access & Success: Increase access to Emerson College for prospective students, faculty, and staff while also enhancing our support for the academic and professional success of members of our community.

Climate & Human Relations: Develop a more inclusive campus environment, build community, and enhance human relations.

Teaching, Learning, & Scholarship: Innovate in teaching, learning, and scholarship to enhance student intercultural development. Grow scholarly work focusing on diversity and inclusion.

Civic & Global Engagement: Develop local and global relationships and partnerships that address pressing problems and serve the common good.

Recognition & Accountability: Recognize and reward innovative practices toward inclusion and establish measures of accountability for the achievement of goals related to diversity and inclusion.

Infrastructure: Build the infrastructure necessary for the achievement of Inclusive Excellence.