Diversity & Inclusion
Sargent College is committed to the cultivation of a diverse and inclusive culture that supports equity, acceptance, and respect for the differences in others. We believe that diversity and inclusion will bolster academic excellence, propagate impactful research, and enhance practice to best serve the health care needs of society.
Sargent College adopts a definition of diversity that reflects a wide scope of human expression and attributes that include, but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, abilities, religion and sexual orientation. We are dedicated to the development and implementation of strategies for successful recruitment and retention of highly qualified students, faculty, and staff who meet this definition of diversity and pledge to nurture an inclusive environment for all.
- BU Office of Diversity & Inclusion
- D&I Speaker Series
- BU Disability & Access Services
- BU Center for Gender, Sexuality & Activism
- Understanding the Climate for LGBTQ Workers
- Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground
- Anti-Racism Resources
- Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources based on the Intercultural Development Inventory Assessment Tool
- Guidelines for collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity
- Mind the Gap: A Handbook of Clinical Signs in Black and Brown Skin
- Staff and Faculty Extend Boston University Disability Support (SAFEBUDS)
- BU Guidelines on Inclusive Language
Additional Resources including podcasts, videos, organizations to follow on social media, and more.
- How to Be an Antiracist by
- Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland by
- Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
- Fatal Invention by Dorothy Roberts
- Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
- Inclusion and Belonging Essential Readings
You can also review this reading list with additional suggestions for novels, non-fiction, and memoirs.
A Day of Collective Engagement: Racism and Antiracism, Our Realities and Our Roles
As a university dedicated to knowledge and truth, Boston University held a day of collective learning and reflection on race, racism, and their impact on our society and communities. Watch the sessions.
The STEPP LAB for Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering is working with transmasculine speakers to better understand the longitudinal effects of HRT on their communication, to develop novel behavioral voice modification techniques to increase voice masculinization, and to better understand the underlying relationships between anatomical, physiological, acoustical, and perceptual outcomes of voice modification.
Learn more about this study and other research underway at Sargent College.
Sargent College has been awarded a $10,000 Diversity and Inclusion Promotion Grant from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This grant supports minority recruitment and retention projects by dietetics education programs accredited/approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), dietetic practice groups, member interest groups, and Academy affiliates. Read more.
Sargent College student groups – Diverse-OT and the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association – and one Sargent faculty member were recipients of the inaugural Inclusive Catalyst Grants from Boston Universiy’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Out of a total of seven grant awardees, three recipients were members of the Sargent College community. Learn more