Community Diversity

A History of Inclusion

This culture of inclusion still thrives on campus today.

You may know Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. But did you know that Dr. King developed his message of peace and inclusion while pursuing his PhD in theology at Boston University? Or that BU educated the first female doctor and welcomed the first black dean to a majority-white university?


Number of countries our students come from


Meetings and events hosted by the HTC


Cultural groups on campus

Multicultural Groups & Organizations

  • We’re home to the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground (HTC)—where students of all races, religions, orientations, and ethnicities come together to engage in courageous intercultural dialogues. Through programs like Coffee & Conversation, the HTC inspires students to discover their shared humanity and expand their intellectual, social, and spiritual growth.
  • The India Club and the Brazilian Association. The Minority Engineers Society and UMOJA, BU’s black student union. Thousands of students take pride in their heritage through a wide range of cultural organizations on campus. To learn more, visit the Student Activities Office website.
  • The Admissions Student Diversity Board (ASDB) actively recruits from multicultural communities and works with us to increase enrollment and enrich the multicultural experience of all students at BU.

LGBTQ+ Community

We are home to a vibrant LGBTQ+ community and strive to keep the conversations about gender and sexuality open, friendly, and engaging.

Religious Life on Campus

Diversity of Thought

Our faculty are as intellectually diverse as they are distinguished. With faculty from more than 90 countries, you’ll be sure to discover new opinions, perspectives, and ideas that will broaden your worldview.

Feel Like a Good Fit?

You’ve seen a glimpse of the incredible experiences awaiting you at BU. Now, take the next step. Because at BU, the sky’s the limit.