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Diversity & Inclusion

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Strategic Initiatives

At Bentley our vision is to achieve inclusive excellence by creating a diverse and equitable community that allows everyone, irrespective of their identity, to thrive in their learning and development. In support of that commitment, the university has developed goals and programs to transform the culture of Bentley into one that fully embraces and celebrates our differences. Drawing from the work of the Racial Justice Task Force, Bentley has launched several projects designed to build equitable foundations at Bentley, including launching the new Inclusive Excellence Council and completing the first Bentley Equity Experience study. Below you will find brief overviews of and links to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice initiatives at Bentley.

Social Justice Initiatives

Social Justice at Bentley

To achieve Bentley's vision of leading systemic change for diversity, equity, inclusive and justice, we are taking intentional actions to embed these practices into Bentley's policies, practices and culture. Learn more about Bentley's current advancements in DEI practice on campus.

Social Justice Initiatives

Bentley Equity Experience

The Bentley Equity Experience study launched in the Fall 2021 semester with the goal of understanding Bentley community members' experiences with the living, learning, and working environment at the University.

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The Path Forward

The Racial Justice Task Force was created in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests stemming from the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. The Task Force concluded its work in Spring 2021 and release a discovery document outlining barriers to success and strategic investments for the university. For updates and investments, click below.


Updates and Investments

Divisional Initiatives for Racial Justice

Led by members of the President's Cabinet, each division is working to enact strategic initiatives to overturn policies, practices and structures that enable systemic racism on our campus.

Racial Justice Initiatives

Ways to Get Involved

Inclusive Excellence Council

The newly created Inclusive Excellence Council is sponsored by the Office of the President and is charged with actualizing recommendations in the Racial Justice Task Force Discovery Document. Learn more about the various initiatives being led by the Council along with the progress made.

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LGBTQ+ Steering Committee

This committee is comprised of staff, faculty, and students who provide support, programming, professional development, and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ and allied members of the Bentley University Community.

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Promoting Equity Together (P.E.T.) Projects

P.E.T. Projects are short-term, high-impact initiatives that are designed to achieve equity across the University. These projects offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to have a significant impact on campus.

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