Diversity and inclusion are central to the educational mission of Tufts University. We foster excellence in our research,
teaching and scholarship and encourage and support engaged and active citizenship that underscores a desire to make the world a better place.
To do this we value a learning community—of women and men of different races, ethnicities, religions, geographic origins, socioeconomic backgrounds,
sexual orientations, gender identity and expression, ages, personal characteristics and interests—where differences are understood and respected.
We are committed to ensuring that all members of our community-students, faculty, and staff-are able to make their full contribution to an increasingly diverse United States and an increasingly interconnected world. It is essential that we build a diverse community at Tufts so that we all have the opportunity to learn from each other. To this end, we cultivate an environment where understanding of the citizens and cultures of the world is paramount and at the center of our ongoing commitment to academic excellence, diversity and global awareness.
Read about the core values of diversity at Tufts on the website of the
Office of the Provost
The Office of Institutional Diversity was created at the recommendation of the President, Provost and other members of the Tufts community in the Spring 2006. The office was officially established January 1, 2007.
OID encompasses the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). OEO addresses policy issues for all students, faculty, and staff. Within OID, the Director of OEO interprets and implements policy related to best affirmative action and equal opportunity practices in employment and retention. The OEO staff also monitors grievances and compliance issues related to Tufts non-discrimination policy.