A Culture of Inclusion

Emerson welcomes differences to encourage a rich, diverse, and vibrant community.

Emerson is a vibrant and dynamic college that embraces diversity in all its forms. We value and welcome differences and strive to create a supportive and inclusive campus environment. The richness of a community that reflects ethnic, geographic, socioeconomic, sexual orientation, and religious diversity is vital to both the growth of our community and the critical thinking demanded of our global society today. So much of what our students learn they learn from one another—in the classroom, in our residence halls, or through the co-curricular activities on our urban campus.

Our students come from across the United States and more than 40 countries. They come from urban, suburban, and rural communities, and many different types of schools. But for us, diversity isn’t just about geography. We value the contributions of students who have different backgrounds and seek to engage our community around Emerson’s core values: freedom of expression, diversity of perspective, cultural awareness, integrity, civility, and the responsibility of ethical choice. We invest our resources to bring together a diverse group of individuals to ensure they have a voice in the classroom, on stage, in community conversations, and in their future workplace.

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