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Diversity & Inclusion at Cummings School

Learning Communities

Promote a diverse and inclusive learning community where students are supported to explore issues of diversity personally and learn from others

One Health Day

A student presents her research at One Health Day

Recruiting students from racially/ethnically and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds is one step in addressing issues of diversity, climate, and inclusion. Beyond that, programs such as those that promote inclusive behaviors, help underserved communities, strengthen cultural competencies and exposure to global health issues, ensure an effective transition, active engagement and success for all students.

  • Inclusive Learning Institute: Through interactive workshops, discussions, and engaging activities, this four-day institute offered for all Tufts University faculty provides participants with foundational skills and strategies to foster an inclusive classroom environment and promote enhanced learning for all students in their classes.
  • Tufts Veterinary Council on Diversity: Students, faculty and staff champion campus-wide efforts to foster an environment where all individuals are respected, and diversity and inclusion are embraced.
  • Global Health/International Learning Opportunities equip students with skills that ensure success in a culturally diverse community within and beyond Cummings School
  • Faculty-Student Mentoring in academic fields is promoted through involvement in many of the co-curricular activities offered.
  • Faculty Development Grants offer opportunities to broaden the faculty experience to include exposure to other cultures in ways that will benefit the entire Cummings community
  • Small educational development grants funded by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) bring speakers to campus to address issues relevant to diversity and inclusion, mindfulness and communication.
  • Ways of Thinking seminar series brings speakers to campus who broaden our perspectives beyond science, addressing the importance of communication and the pitfalls of implicit bias.
  • Listservs, established by the Dean, encourage community exchange and reflection around the topics of diversity and inclusion, gender issues, policy and science.
  • Co-curricular activities provide opportunities to participate in areas outside one’s comfort zone and gain exposure to faculty and staff with diverse interests