Our Mission

Established in 2008, Tufts University Center for STEM Diversity intentionally cultivates an equity-minded and justice-oriented community to promote the academic success for those historically excluded in STEM.

  • Foster an environment enabling students to bring their full selves
  • Develop student-centered spaces, opportunities, and supports that encourage students in their academic pursuits

Engage faculty and staff in discussions, best practices, and educational strategies through a DEIJ lens We believe an equity-minded community must foster a campus culture and environment that is both inclusive and accessible for students from historically excluded backgrounds; to do so, we actively invite and celebrate the rich culture and ideas that inform their lived experience. In this space, we encourage students to articulate their needs and help us identify how best to meet them where they are.

At the CSD, we center academic success by engaging faculty, staff, and campus community members to create points of access for all students. We empower our students to exercise their agency of our students by providing them with the tools and resources needed to thrive academically. To accomplish this, we actively strengthen partnerships and DEIJ efforts that break down systemic and institutional barriers to those historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

We hold not only ourselves accountable to these efforts, but we seek to extend this work beyond the Center.