Commitment to Inclusivity
Fostering a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.
In September 2018 Simmons hired a senior vice president of Organizational Culture, Inclusion, and Equity (OCIE) that reflects its commitment to building a community that is equitable and inclusive of all its students, staff, faculty, and alumnae/i. The Office, in partnership with many across campus, is leading the work to make Simmons University the most inclusive campus in New England.
Diversity includes age, ancestry, class, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identify and expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. By approaching diversity work in a systemic and multidimensional way — so it is embedded in all Simmons does — Simmons will demonstrate the tremendous educational and cultural benefits that equity and inclusion initiatives have served and will continue to serve the University community, the U.S. and the world.