Programming and Engagement

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers programs throughout the year that build awareness and understanding of diverse backgrounds, identities, and life experiences. By using Berklee’s Fundamental Values throughout the planning process, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion continues to align with Berklee’s goal of providing deepened cultural awareness and empathy, enhancing self-confidence and personal growth, and developing the openness and curiosity essential to creativity.

Through these programs, Berklee community members engage in meaningful and impactful opportunities that allow for social and educational interactions.

Examples of past programs include:

Pride Celebration Ramadan Dinner Celebration Black Women @ Berklee Luncheon Community Space for Conversations Film Series

Aside from stand-alone events/programs, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has created signature events that will be part of their programmatic efforts throughout the academic year:

  • Speaker Series: This series brings dynamic speakers to campus to discuss salient issues in Diversity and Inclusion across a variety of identities and experiences. 
  • Conversations with Purpose: Formal gatherings for all members of the Berklee community to engage in conversations that focus on relevant topics around identity, cultural issues, current events, etc. 
  • Community and Culture Outings: Community-based gatherings for all members of the Berklee community to celebrate cultural diversity and engage within the Greater Boston area. 
  • Coffee and Chill: Social gatherings for faculty and staff to take a break from their day to be in community with one another.
  • Cultural Graduation Celebrations: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion proudly acknowledges the achievements and contributions of Latinx students and LGBTQIA+ graduating students through two ceremonies leading up to commencement weekend.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion also encourages collaboration and partnerships with student clubs and administrative units to strengthen Diversity and Inclusion programs across Berklee.

Examples of past/current collaborators include:

  • Africana Studies 
  • Campus Life 
  • Counseling Services 
  • Ear Training Department 
  • Housing and Residential Life 
  • Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice 
  • International Student Services 
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences 
  • Student Wellness Promotion and Services

Please visit the events page on our website to learn about events throughout the year.