Commitment to Inclusivity

Simmons is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual’s community experience. We strive to create and sustain an environment that is free from bias, prejudice, and discrimination to enable members to thrive in the Simmons community. We welcome, promote, and seek to empower multiple dimensions of diversity, and are actively working to dismantle systems, policies, and practices that serve as barriers to true inclusion at Simmons. We are One Simmons!

How Can I Get Involved?

President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn more about joining a President’s Advisory Council (PAC) subcommittee by reaching out to:

Affinity Organizations

Join a Simmons student affinity organization. Learn more about The Collective, eleven student organizations advised by Simmons’ Multicultural Center. Also check out the HUB for a full listing of Simmons’ student organizations, including additional student affinity organizations. 

Resources

At Simmons, we believe clear and open communication between students, faculty, and staff is an integral part of creating an inclusive and cohesive community. We encourage you to review the University's Tips for Email Accessibility.

Commitment into Action

President's Advisory Council on DEI

Our charge is to demonstrate inclusive everyday leadership by increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion at Simmons through action, institutional change, education and development, inspiration, and measurement.

Accessibility Services

We are committed to the full participation of all students in our programs and activities and make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations so that students can be ensured equal access.

Multicultural Center

We strive to help students merge the narratives of who they are with their academic and professional commitments. Simmons is committed to building a living and learning environment in which each and every student can thrive intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity

We recognize that a robust intellectual community for all requires moving beyond notions of representation and toward authentic engagement, thoughtful participation and inclusive membership.

Spiritual Life

We work to facilitate spiritual development and meet the spiritual needs of students. We coordinate activities to promote development and leadership skills in Simmons students, and we encourage their spiritual development.

Title IX

We recognize the inherent dignity and worth of each member of our community, which includes the right to live, learn and work in an environment free from sexual harassment. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Events

Celebration following convocation on the academic campus quad.

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Recent News

Gary Bailey in his office

In 2015, a 21-year-old white male named Dylann Roof committed a massacre in Charleston SC when he murdered nine people who were attending Bible study at Mother Emanuel Church. Roofs' actions were initially reported as those of a lone wolf...

Headshots of Gary Bailey and Sharron Credle

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Gary Bailey (left) and Darren Graves (right)

On June 16, Gary Bailey, Professor of Practice and Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Social Justice at Simmons University, moderated a Colleges of the Fenway panel discussion, “Juneteenth, Then and Now: A Conversation on Being the Change Through Arts and Activism."