The Admissions Student Diversity Board actively recruits from diverse communities to help keep BU one of America’s most diverse centers of learning. This student organization works with Admissions to increase enrollment and enrich the experience of African-American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American students.
The Boston University Diversity & Inclusion Office website offers a host of diversity-relevant resources and services—both internal and external—that assist with faculty recruitment, professional growth, inclusion, and equity.
The BUSM Diversity & Inclusion Office serves as the Provost’s proponent for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging among all students, faculty, and staff on the Medical Campus. We collaborate with all offices and departments to develop model recruitment and support and promote strategies, initiatives, and programs.
Established in 1956 by then Dean of Women Elsbeth Melville, the guild is a woman-to-woman organization providing women of BU with a forum to discuss topics of common interest and with the opportunity to meet women from across the campuses whom they otherwise might not get to know.
Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (GWISE) at Boston University strives to create a community to support and promote women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Through professional development seminars and workshops, social events, mentoring, and outreach, GWISE fosters interaction across all disciplines at BU and connects graduate students to postdocs, faculty, and broader networks in Boston and beyond.
The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground preserves Dr. Howard Thurman’s legacy of breaking barriers of divisiveness, providing opportunities for personal growth and community building through special programs, events, and resources.
The Boston University Newbury Center offers programming and services designed to ensure that first-generation students (Terrier F1RSTS) experience the same sense of well-being, belonging, self-efficacy, and academic accomplishment as their continuing-generation peers.
With more than 450 student organizations, BU provides opportunities for students to connect with classmates across a range of areas and interests, from hobbies, athletics, and academic pursuits to cultural backgrounds and traditions.
Student Affairs strives to promote overall well-being in an environment sensitive to all cultures and beliefs that is conducive to lifelong learning and the professional development of compassionate physicians. Take advantage of the wide range of student-run activities, volunteer programs, career planning, and support services available to students at BUSM.