The university strives to:
  • Promote a campus that is accepting of all differences;
  • Develop a more culturally responsive campus community;
  • Improve campus climate;
  • Strengthen community connections;
  • Increase the recruitment, hiring and retention of a diverse faculty and staff;
  • Increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Strengthen pipeline programs; and
  • Integrate a curriculum that fosters cultural competencies.
HEED Award badge recognizing UMass Lowell for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion

UMass Lowell received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Badge recognizing UMass Lowell as a top diversity employer for 2020
UMass Lowell has been recognized as a Top Employer for 2020 by Diversityjobs.com for dedication and commitment to building a diverse workforce and culture.

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