The Babson community is made up of individuals from more than 40 U.S. states and territories and more than 90 countries—all united by our shared vision to create positive change in the world. As part of this community, you’re able to develop empathy and understanding of others’ identities and lived experiences.

What Do We Mean by Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging?

From day one on campus, it is our goal to ensure you feel welcomed, safe, included, acknowledged, and rewarded, and have equitable access to opportunities and growth. Our tight-knit community ensures that everyone has a place at Babson, regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetics, disabilities, veteran status, or military obligations.

You’re also empowered to revisit and analyze pieces of your identity while evolving and expanding new facets of yourself. As you step outside your comfort zone to maximize learning and personal development, you’ve got the entire community supporting your growth.

College Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Belonging Events

It’s one thing to say we support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. It’s another thing to do. Throughout the year, you’ll find events that support our community’s many intersecting identities, amplify voices of underrepresented identities and experiences, and promote awareness, understanding, and action toward diversity and social justice. 

Each one offers an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge you need to engage in respectful, meaningful, and constructive dialogue with your peers and community members from all walks of life.

Annual Multicultural Programs

At any given time on campus, you’ll likely find multiple events that you can help plan and/or attend. Here are just a few favorites.

Multicultural Festival

Learn about new cultures and meet new people during this annual event.

O.N.E. Week / O.N.E. Forum

Biweekly Origins of Necessary Equality (O.N.E.) forum dedicated to spreading cultural education, awareness, and tolerance.

Black Affinity Conference

Annual event bringing together students, alumni, faculty, and staff to connect, build relationships, and collectively engage around the importance of owning their economic and social value at Babson and beyond.

MLK Jr. Legacy Day

Actionable conversations that promote MLK’s vision for justice, equality, and peace within the Babson community.

Heritage Month programs

From Hispanic Heritage month in September to Jewish American Heritage month in May, there are programs throughout the year that celebrate various groups’ histories and contributions.

LGBTQ+ & Ally Community

Babson has a rich and supportive community of LGBTQ+ students and allies. In addition to being able to participate in off-campus events, such as the annual Boston Pride Parade and Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast, you’ll have the chance to attend on-campus events including: 

LGBTQ+ Welcome Reception

Held the first week of classes every fall to welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.

LGBTQ+ History Month

On- and off-campus programs and events held each October organized by and for students, faculty, alumni, and staff.

Lavender Graduation

An end-of-the-school-year celebration honoring and recognizing LGBTQ+ and allied students’ achievements and contributions to the Babson community.

In addition to our multicultural programs and events, Babson also offers a wide variety of community support systems and educational resources.

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