Mission Statement

The College of Communication Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee exists to elevate and ensure a culture of inclusion in which all members of our community are valued and respected. We strive to create an inclusive and equitable environment that recruits, supports, and retains a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. We celebrate the diversity of identity, culture, perspective and expression in our community. As professional communicators, we have a responsibility to:

  1. foster an environment that cultivates diverse storytellers,
  2. promote the value of research and telling stories in academia and the various fields of professional communication that emphasize diversity, equity and inclusion,
  3. and inform, enlighten, and prepare the next generation of communicators to thrive in a diverse and inclusive world.

2020 Resources

Join our Facebook Group!

This group is to start conversations, build a stronger and more diverse COMmunity and mentorship, and celebrate our accomplishments.

Provost Office Information

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION EVENTS AT BU

Website: bu.edu/provost/diversity/events

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION NEWSLETTER AT BU

Website: Mailchimp Link

LGBTQ Resources

THE CENTER FOR GENDER, SEXUALITY & ACTIVISM

Location: 755 Commonwealth Ave., Lower Level
Phone: (617) 358-5575
Website: bu.edu/cgsa/
A safe space for people of all genders and sexualities. Using a social justice framework, the CGSA aims to end gender oppression and violence, and advocates for the full equality and inclusion of women, queer and trans students.

BISEXUAL RESOURCE CENTER

Phone: (617) 424-9595
Website: biresource.org
Email: brc@biresource.org
BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.

THE TREVOR LIFELINE

Phone: (866) 488-7386
Website: thetrevorproject.com
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25.

SPEAKOUT BOSTON

Phone: (877) 223-9390
Website: speakoutboston.org
Email: info@speakoutboston.org
SpeakOUT is a community of speakers working to create a world free of homo-bi-transphobia and other forms of prejudice by telling the truths of our lives. We engage audiences in honest dialogue, and in keeping with our motto “Ask Us Anything,” invite any questions that may challenge harmful stereotypes and misconceptions.

Student Resources

THE HOWARD THURMAN CENTER FOR COMMON GROUND

Location: 808 Commonwealth Ave.
Phone: (617) 353-4745
Website: bu.edu/thurman/
Boston University’s center for cultural learning and collaboration. Through a variety of workshops, programs and celebrations, the Howard Thurman Center aims to build community by eliminating barriers of divisiveness that separate individuals, groups, races, cultures, religions and ethnicities.

DEAN OF STUDENTS

Location: 775 Commonwealth Ave., 3rd Floor
Website: www.bu.edu/dos
Email: dos@bu.edu
Mentors and counsels, and promotes an environment that encourages scholarly exchange and individual expression. Our office is dedicated to providing a space that allows you to effectively engage in academic and intellectual work, community service, and other activities that enrich your time here.