The Equity Center (All)
The Equity Center provides a safe space for students who seek to create a more inclusive, informed, and compassionate community. This resource center promotes an ethos of leadership focused on social justice and provides campus-wide workshops, dialogues, and programs for students, faculty, and staff. We welcome all members of campus to this space and strive to develop leaders who celebrate gender, sexuality, and their intersection with other dimensions of identity.
The Equity Center is located on the third floor of Bentley’s Student Center. There are two student organizations housed in the space that are committed to creating change on campus – PRIDE and the Women’s Center. These groups promote values of inclusion and social justice and empower students of all genders and sexualities to feel welcome on campus.
This space also hosts a peer education group called the Equity Center Educators (ECEs). The ECEs undergo a semester-long training to better understand gender-based violence and discrimination, and they act as referral agents for all students. Additionally, the ECEs offer programs about gender roles, the hook up culture, Title IX, and privilege.
In addition to the various student groups, the Equity Center supports engaging events that occur on campus each year. These initiatives include the White Ribbon Campaign, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, and Take Back the Night. We also provide numerous workshops and trainings for students, including bystander education and intergroup dialogues.
Human Resources (Faculty/Staff)
For Questions or more information, please call 781.891.3427
- Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy - Bentley University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal,state and local fair employment practices laws. Bentley strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status,or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
- Domestic Partner Benefits for Employees - Bentley University strives to provide a comprehensive benefits package that meets the needs of our diverse community. Thus, benefits coverage, where permissible by insurance contract or law, is available for an employee’s same or opposite gender domestic partner (“Domestic Partner”) as well as for their eligible dependents.
Title IX and Gender Non-Discrimination Policy
- Title IX and Gender Non-Discrimination Policy -The Title IX policy covers harassment based on sexual orientation/gender identity is defined as derogatory comments, actions, or conduct (either verbal or physical in nature) directed toward an individual by virtue of their presumed status as a heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender person which:
- Humiliates or intimidates an individual;
- Impedes academic or work performance; and/or
- Interferes with university life.
Residential Center (Students)
For Questions or more information, please call 781.891.2148
Bentley University is committed to creating an affirming community for our transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming students. The Residential Center will work with students to find a housing situation that is affirming and will support each student’s academic growth. If you would like to speak with someone contact Kathryn Keyes, Associate Director of the Residential Center at email@example.com.
The Counseling Center (Students)
For Questions or more information, please call 781.891.2274
- "Coming Out" Group - Group counseling is helpful for a wide variety of concerns and all types of people. Groups are composed of approximately 5-10 students and at least 1 counselor who leads the group and is responsible for making sure the group is a safe and helpful space for all group members. Many issues are appropriate for group therapy. If group counseling is recommended by a counselor, it is because some concerns can be most effectively addressed in a group setting.
"It's Pronounced Metrosexual" Educational Resources - Sam Killermann, the self proclaimed Social Justice Comedian has dedicated his life to being a an ally for all identies and has created a website dedicated to the education around topics of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Campus Pride - Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States.
92B South Street
Boston, MA 02111
Women and Children First
5233 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Boston Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services
93 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Greater Boston PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays)
85 River Street, Suite 3A
Waltham, MA 02454
Medical and Health
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
131 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
800.235.2331 (AIDS Action hotline)
Newspapers and Magazines
Religion and Spirituality
Arlington Street Church
351 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116