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Diversity & Inclusion at Cummings School

There are many bodies involved in promoting diversity at Tufts. The entities are involved with promoting diversity and inclusion for the most optimal graduate and professional student experience. These bodies work together to:

ELIMINATE BARRIERS

Cummings School strives to eliminate barriers to applications and increase rates of matriculation.

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PIPELINE PROGRAMS

Cummings School is home to numerous pipeline programs on which we can capitalize to attract diverse student population.

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LEARNING COMMUNITIES

We seek to promote a diverse and inclusive learning community where students are supported to explore issues of personal interest.

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MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES

We offer many resources and programs to promote mentoring opportunities and other support services for our students.

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CAREER
SERVICES

The Diversity Council at Cummings School actively reviews career services to ensure common core services are available for all students.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We are committed to enhancing existing programs and building new ones that foster community engagement by students.

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Learn more about the governing bodies throughout Cummings School that are involved in making Diversity and Inclusion at Cummings School a priority.

Featured Story

Animal Instinct

Can we capitalize on kids’ affinity for animals to foster diversity in veterinary medicine and other STEM fields?

Kids love animals, and the evidence isn’t only anecdotal. Research published in the journal Developmental Psychology in 2012, for example, showed that infants as young as eleven months preferred real animals to toys. At Cummings School, faculty, students, and staff are working on several fronts to use that instinctive rapport to increase diversity in veterinary medicine and other fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Read more about Cummings School's efforts to increase diversity in veterinary medicine >>

MEET THE DIVERSITY COUNCIL

The Diversity Council at Cummings School includes faculty, staff and students who meet regularly to discuss programs, initiatives and opportunities to educate across the entire school.

Diversity and Inclusion in the News

  • Animals as a Gateway to Science
    Cummings faculty capitalize on kids’ affinity for animals to foster diversity in veterinary medicine and other STEM fields Kids love animals, and the evidence isn’t only anecdotal. Research published in the journal Developmental Psychology in 2012, for example, showed that infants as young as eleven months preferred real animals to ... read more
    Source: Stories tagged diversity in news.vetPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Diversity Month Calendar 2017
    Calling all students, faculty and staff! Diversity Month starts April 1st, and Cummings School has a calendar full of events to help celebrate diversity within our community and beyond. ... read more
    Source: Stories tagged diversity in news.vetPublished on 2017-03-30
  • Undergrads interested in medicine and science take part in three-week enrichment program
    UMass Boston students pursuing careers in medicine or biomedical sciences take part in a Tufts curriculum targeting disparities in the clinical and biomedical workforce ... read more
    Source: Stories tagged diversity in news.vetPublished on 2017-01-09
  • Enrichment program introduces Boston undergraduates to careers in medicine or research
    Tufts University School of Medicine with UMass Boston encourages a more diverse physician and biomedical science workforce with intensive curriculum for pre-medical and pre-doctoral students ... read more
    Source: Stories tagged diversity in news.vetPublished on 2016-02-10