Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Team Statement

We foster a more diverse, inclusive and equitable community through education, resources, programming, and consultation to deepen the awareness, knowledge, skills, and practices to effectively engage across the rich tapestry of differences in backgrounds and identities in our community and world. We acknowledge the inherent dignity and value of each person, and achieve our mission through the engagement and empowerment of all members of our community.

What We Do

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) houses Berklee’s Diversity and Inclusion team and Berklee’s Equity team. Both teams regularly coordinate on general diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programming, communications, and outreach efforts, as well as share space and administrative functions. The combined teams in the CDEI work closely with each other to coordinate and deliver the center’s signature programs and DEI educational sessions. Additionally, both teams offer specialized programming and services based on their specific areas of expertise.

Situated in the Division of Student Affairs, Diversity, and Inclusion, CDEI serves students, faculty, and staff, as well as provides services, consultation, and leadership at the individual, programmatic, divisional, and institutional levels in service to Berklee’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

The CDEI's spring 2019 programs include the following:

  • February: several events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month
  • March: responsible employee training, events celebrating International Women's Day
  • April: several events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Community Sings with Ysaÿe Barnwell, Ph.D.

In addition, the CDEI will schedule bystander intervention workshops, Sisterhood Circles, and Brotherhood Gatherings throughout the semester.