2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

29 Mellen Street





Maritsa Barros, Associate Diversity Officer & Executive Director of Urban Scholars Initiative



We are committed to the pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that will position diversity, equity and inclusion as fundamental to institutional excellence at Lesley University. In doing so, we are striving for a campus culture and community that fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the Lesley experience, and helps to develop each individual’s capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference.

What is the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion?

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is a unit whose role is to advance our Inclusive Excellence mission as Lesley University moves into the future. Our professional staff are committed to the development, implementation and assessment of key strategic initiatives that will enhance our diversity capabilities within our five dimensions of Inclusive Excellence: 1) infrastructure, 2) access & equity, 3) campus climate & inclusion, 4) curriculum & learning, and 5) diversity in research & scholarship.

Our Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Functional Areas:

Learn more about the following by connecting with our office:

  • Policy & Bias Response Systems
  • Diversity Committee Leadership
  • Reporting & Data Tracking
  • Diversity Initiatives & Campus Engagement
  • Personal Development Workshops

In addition to the links above, you can visit our main page at https://lesley.edu/about/diversity-inclusion, email us at diversity@lesley.edu, or contact us at the following for more information.

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Lesley University

29 Everett Street

Cambridge, MA 02138


Maritsa Barros

Associate Diversity Officer & Executive Director of Urban Scholars Initiative

Urban Scholars Initiative

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion