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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Mission Statement

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) supports MassArt’s mission to “prepare students from diverse backgrounds to participate in the creative economy as artists, designers, and educators, and to engage in the well-being of their society.” We are a community resource that encourages and empowers both individuals and groups to advocate for social justice with mutual respect and understanding. The office promotes the college’s priorities and shared values that stems from educating our community on the importance of diversity in background, status, culture, and viewpoint. 

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Our Commitment 

We are committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity as core values for a thriving, respectful, and creative community…

  • because we recognize the harm caused by systems of oppression
  • because we acknowledge the equality of all people
  • because life in the twenty-first century will thrive with positive global interactions
  • because we believe that intercultural experiences enrich the lives of everyone
  • because we value the expressions, experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives of all
  • because MassArt must prepare its students for a life of responsible citizenship

Therefore… we proactively foster an educational environment where information, knowledge, beliefs and identities of every individual and all groups are freely and openly shared, respected and will flourish. Discrimination, disrespect, and hatred will be neither accepted nor tolerated. Rather, we draw strength and thrive from deliberately building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community.

Read more about our Commitment &
the edi leadership grant  >>

Get Involved

Through curriculum, accessibility, and policy, we are working to implement a culture of full inclusion and participation, whatever a student’s identity or background may be. MassArt is positioned to help students thrive, realize their capabilities, engage meaningfully in college life, and contribute to the greater community. 

Learn how you can participate >>

What to do if you experience or witness discrimination

MassArt is dedicated to providing learning, working, and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people and affirm the rights of all members of the community to be treated with respect and dignity. Any inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in the educational and employment context may be referred to the Bias Response Team. 

Bias RESPONSE >>

Contact

Tower Building, 3rd Floor •  edi@massart.edu • 617.879.7920