The Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion engages the Emmanuel College community by providing programming and initiatives that celebrate diversity, affirm identity and promote authentic inclusion.
We aim to empower students from underrepresented communities through support and advocacy. Consistent with Emmanuel College’s Mission, the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is committed to social justice and works with the entire Emmanuel community to ensure the engagement, inclusion and empowerment of all students.
The Center opened in 2001, and became the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion (CDI) in the fall of 2016. Now, as the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CDEI), we continue welcoming all members of the Emmanuel community, and especially underrepresented students. We offer a space that can be used for student organization meetings, studying and socializing. Culturally-themed resources can also be found in the Center, including books, DVDs and periodicals.
The Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion also advises the College’s Multicultural Clubs and Organizations. In this role, we are able to develop programs and events in collaboration with our student organizations. These partnerships allow us to plan for thematic programs including: Hispanic Heritage Month, National Coming Out Day, Black History Month and Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We also work with student organizations to coordinate discussions and dialogues centered on current events and social justice issues.