Learn more about our six Identity-based Centers.
Learn more about our six Identity-based Centers.
Tufts Student Life
Meet the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion
JUne 16, 2020
Tufts Lawn
Hello Jumbos,
President Monaco's recent message to the community on racial injustice reinforced Tufts University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This work is central to Tufts University's mission and goals, and can be seen through university-wide programs like the Bridging Differences Initiative, and offices like the Office of the Chief Diversity Officers, the Center for STEM Diversityand the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion
The Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion consists of six identity-based resource centers, which are integral spaces on our campuses for students to build community and find space to be and be heard. While each center supports specific populations, the centers are for all students interested in thinking about social identities and how they impact our lives and the world. You can read more about each of the six centers below.

News and Announcements

Tufts continues to monitor the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on the fall semester as well as Undergraduate Orientation. While we continue to plan for an on-campus fall semester, no decision about when students may come or return to campus has been made. Our priority is the health and safety of our community, and our decisions will be made in consultation with local and state health authorities. As soon as decisions are made, they will be communicated to students and families so everyone can plan accordingly. 
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Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion

Africana Center

The Africana Center (TAC) was founded in 1969 to meet the needs and concerns of Tufts students of African descent. The Center supports the academic mission of the University by providing students access to a full range of academic, cultural, and social resources and programs. It provides culturally focused lectures, workshops, concerts, and films that reflect and celebrate the intellectual tradition of Black people in the Diaspora.
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Asian American Center

The Asian American Center (AAC) was founded in 1983 as result of Asian-American activism as a resource for the University and the Asian/Asian American community. It fosters a supportive environment for the holistic development of students through programs and services. The Asian American Center is committed to highlighting the complex histories, cultures, and narratives of the Asian and Asian American community through an intentional intersectional lens.
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Students at the Africana Center Students at the Asian American Center

FIRST Resource Center

The FIRST Resource Center was founded to create a community of support and to develop a network of resources for Tufts' first-generation, low-income, and undocumented populations. FIRST welcomes any student who self identifies with the first-generation college student experience. By strengthening the bonds between our community members and bridging the gap between Tufts’ resources and first-gen students, FIRST aims to ensure that first-gens are empowered and prepared to reach their full social, professional, and academic potentials.
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Tufts Latino Center

The Tufts Latino Center is a welcoming community providing a dedicated environment to engage in research, celebration, collaboration, and dialogue to inspire advocacy, retention, appreciation, and social change within the Latinx community. The center offers academic and personal advising, mentorship, and guidance for all students. Founded in October 1993, the Latino Center is a space and resource for Tufts University students and community members to gather, learn, share experiences, show support and appreciation of Latinx identities. As one of the Identity-based centers within the Department of Student Affairs, the Latino Center seeks to provide resources for inclusion, education, academic achievement, and cultural programming in collaboration with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community at large. 
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Students with the International Center Students with the Latino Center

LGBT Center

Founded in 1992, the LGBT Center offers a space for all students, faculty, and staff to explore their unique relationship to gender and sexuality through personal, political, or academic lenses. The Center provides programming, advising, and social opportunities for queer students and allies, and aims to improve the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people at Tufts, as well as to provide campus-wide education about sexuality and gender. 
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Women's Center

The Women's Center, founded in 1972, is a space open to all students interested in topics and issues broadly related to the experience of women and gender. We particularly investigate gender at the intersections of other identities such as race, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and citizenship status. While the Women's Center's primary purpose is to serve undergraduate students, we also offer information, events, and resources for graduate students, faculty and staff, alumni, and parents.
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LBGT Center Students Women's Center Interns 2018

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