Multicultural Initiatives

Cultivating Unity by Celebrating Diversity

The Office of Multicultural Initiatives under the Office of the Dean of Students enhances Merrimack College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We use a social justice framework to celebrate cultural diversity and to educate the community about systemic inequalities.

Merrimack’s Commitment to Inclusion

The murder of George Floyd in May 2020 ignited a fresh wave of protest, demanding accountability and solutions to systemic racism and violence. This widespread uprising, spearheaded mostly by young people of color, has also focused attention on the systemic inequalities exposed by COVID-19.

Merrimack College is dedicated to its founding values of teaching, learning and serving – which includes equality, inclusion, education and discovery for all. It is our duty, as an institution of higher learning, to ask ourselves how we will make the world a better place and how will we better the lives of others.

As part of the efforts of the College, the multicultural initiative’s team is providing an anti-racism resources guide created by the McQuade Library to further your education about these issues.

A Call to Action

In addition to the ongoing work of affinity groups and Unity House programming, several new diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are now in place at Merrimack College.

Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This new position was created to coordinate, initiate and create programs, policies and initiatives that enhance the College’s efforts to increase diversity and improve inclusion and equity for all students, faculty and staff. News: Appointment of New Special Assistant

Merrimack Professionals of Color (MPOC)

An advocacy and support group of faculty and staff of color. This group was created to connect Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) at Merrimack and to increase our visibility and impact.

Diversity Coalition

Launched in February 2020, this group includes students, faculty and staff committed to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion on campus. The group is open to members of underrepresented groups and their allies.

Get Involved

With 80+ student-run organizations, you’re bound to find your fit here. The Center oversees a number of these organizations whose aim is to support diversity, equity and inclusion across campus. 

Stay Engaged

Our programming offers educational, social and civic engagement opportunities to promote and support the mission of diversity and inclusion at Merrimack College. 

Be Educated

In partnership with the O’Brien Center for Career Development, we’ve developed several diversity training opportunities for Merrimack student leaders.

Visit Us

Unity House
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. & Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 978-837-5766

Contact Us

If you are concerned about any issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, please do not hesitate to contact us. You may email us with questions or submit a concern via our bias report.