Our Mission

Established in 2008, Tufts University's Center for STEM Diversity was created to help address the need to increase diversity in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.

Our goals are to:

  • Develop best practices for recruiting and retaining underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students
  • Work with faculty and staff to help them accomplish diversity-related goals
  • Foster an inclusive and diverse STEM community

  • We focus on increasing participation of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering and science, including women, African-Americans, Latino/Chicano, Native Americans, and LGBTQ. We also work with first-generation college students and with students from low-income backgrounds.

    At Tufts, we value diversity and recognize the importance of having students, staff, and faculty members that reflect the varied backgrounds and experiences that enhance and enrich the learning process. We are an inclusive organization, and any student, staff, or faculty member who is interested in helping diversify the STEM fields is welcome at the Center for STEM Diversity. Without this diversity, the true meaning of the word "university" (unity + diversity) can never be fully realized.

    The Center for STEM Diversity is here to help make those ideals a reality.