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Student Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Bentley

We celebrate our differences and encourage curiosity. Diverse backgrounds, beliefs and life experiences all come together at Bentley, making it a vibrant place to live, learn and explore.

Through conversation, programs and events, we’re shaping the world we want to live in. Please join us.

The Student Equity & Inclusion Team

We provide support, advocacy, and care to students throughout their Bentley experience as they explore their identities. We work together daily with students to deepen their connections with one another by challenging each of us to value the complexity and individuality that every person brings to campus. We aim to equip all students with the knowledge, awareness and skills needed to be successful in an increasingly diverse campus and world. 

In particular, we support gender equity, students of color, faith-based students, international students, and LGBTQ+ identified students through outreach, resources and advising. Our efforts are inclusive of the entire Bentley community through educational initiatives and the creation of spaces for engagement.  

Signature Programs


Cultural & Heritage Months

The SEI team collaborates with student organizations throughout the year to honor cultural and heritage months such as Black History Month, Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, AAPI Heritage Month, and more. 

Student Equity & Inclusion Fellowship

A spring semester program that offers real-world leadership preparation through an exploration of current workplace diversity issues and best practices. 


Gather, Grow, Go

Every other Friday, gather in community with SEI to speak out and take action for peace and justice. Each Gather, Go, Grow session follows a similar format. SEI invites you to host a session by contacting Christine Lookner.


We support your personal and spiritual growth at Bentley

Our Communities

Multicultural Community

The Multicultural Center supports students of color and their allies by creating safe spaces for dialogue and providing resources they need to succeed. Learn about different cultures, find classmates with similar experiences, or become an ally for your new friends.

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Multicultural Community
Festival of Colors

International Community

Bentley is a more vibrant place to live and learn because of its international community. The Center for International Students & Scholars supports international students and scholars with important visa and travel guidance, and with programming like WorldView to help international students get connected and feel at home.

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Gender and LGBTQ Community

We welcome, value and support students of all gender identities and sexualities. And we’re always learning how we can build a more inclusive, informed and compassionate community. Bentley’s Gender and Sexuality Student Lounge is a welcoming, inclusive space designed as a home base for students who identify as women and/or as LGBTQ+, and their allies, where they can engage others and advance social justice issues. In addition, the Office of Gender and Sexuality Student Programs, in partnership with the Center for Women in Business, offers programs focused on critical workplace diversity issues and strategies for self-advocacy and inclusion.

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Pride Parade
Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life

Bentley is home to students from around the world, and all faiths are welcome. We honor the perspective and values our diverse students add to the community. Spiritual Life also dedicates space, staff and resources for your spiritual journey.

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First-Generation College Students

Bentley works hard to help first-generation students navigate and take full advantage of the many services and programs available to them here. Our inclusive environment embraces the first-generation student, developing opportunities for them to interact with each other, instilling confidence in them so they can reach their full potential, and recognizing their accomplishments and contributions to Bentley, both inside and outside the classroom.

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