Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice at GSAS
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences values diversity, equity, inclusion and justice and is committed to bringing to fruition those values for the benefit of our community of students, staff, and faculty. We invite members of our community to actively engage with us through dialogue and partner with us on the actions needed to create change.
DEIJ Strategic Plan
In concert with the school-wide Arts and Sciences DEIJ Strategic Plan, the Graduate School recently launched an admissions review and curricular examination to review and adjust the ways we recruit and retain students, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds.
During the academic year, the GSAS Office hosts monthly Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Community Dialogues dialogues which take place on the final Tuesday of the month from 4-5:30PM.
The Arts and Sciences DEIJ Strategic Plan is a working document to guide A&S efforts to transform our school to be an anti-racist institution and a way to include the entire community to hold ourselves accountable to achieving those measures. Feedback from the community is essential to our continued progress in identifying areas of change and our transparency is how we assure our community that we are making substantive progress on our goals.
Jackie Dejean, Associate Dean of DEIJ for GSAS
The Visiting and Early Research Scholars’ Experiences Program is designed to get undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds engaged in research, and explore potential graduate studies.
Meet our Community Fellows
Community Fellows have the mission to develop community within the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences specifically for underrepresented students.
Apply for a GLIDE Fellowship
The Graduate Leadership in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity prepares graduate students to becoming DEIJ change agents in their workplaces.
Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion
The Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion is a collective of leaders, educators, and most importantly, people looking to serve as a resource for all undergraduate and graduate students interested in thinking about social identities and the ways they impact our lives and our world.
The Center for STEM Diversity
The Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Diversity is an umbrella organization for programs and organizations within Arts, Sciences and Engineering that are working to diversify the STEM fields.
Student Accessibility and Academic Resources (StAAR) Center
The StAAR Center offers academic support through one-on-one academic coaching, writing consultations, tutoring, study groups and study strategies and discipline specific workshops for graduate and undergraduate students. Our programs promote engaged, collaborative learning that build on students’ strengths while addressing their concerns and questions.
Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO)
The OEO ensures that Tufts University maintains compliance with all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to anti-discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title IX, through complaint resolution, programming and outreach. Students can submit requests for reasonable accommodation for all academic and medical, mobility and physical access accommodations, and report incidences of any misconduct, to OEO.
The "I-Center" works to raise intercultural awareness, to increase the knowledge of immigration laws affecting the Tufts international community, and to advocate a campus climate that respects cultural differences. Staff provides individual counseling, immigration advising and visa documents for students, faculty, and scholars from over 100 countries.