Chief Diversity Officer
As the Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost, Dr. Mark Brimhall-Vargas provides vision and leadership in promoting an institutional culture that values and supports diversity on all campuses of Tufts. Reporting to the University’s Provost, he champions initiatives consistent with the President’s Diversity Council recommendations, works closely with the Office of Equal Opportunity as well as other members of the senior Administration, and with School and Divisional leaders with responsibility for initiatives related to diversity and inclusion. Dr. Brimhall-Vargas serves as a member of the Provost’s senior leadership team, manages and serve as an ex-officio member of the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (DILC) (chaired by the President) and chairs the Tufts Diversity & Inclusion Working Group (DIWG), with representatives from each of the schools and units. His overall focus is to collaborate with University leadership and the Schools and Administrative Divisions to improve the climate and practice relating to diversity and inclusion on all three campuses at Tufts.
Diversity and Inclusiveness (D&I) Student Representatives
The student representatives on the DNI Committee serve as a liaison between the Fletcher student body and administration regarding issues and concerns relating to Diversity and Inclusiveness.
Second Year Representative: Tanay Tatum
First Year Representative: Pulkit Aggrwal
Sexual Misconduct Reporting Liaison
The Sexual Misconduct Reporting Liaisons (Title IX) are university employees who are available to receive reports of sex discrimination at Tufts, including sexual harassment and sexual assault. The liaisons can provide information regarding available resources, but are not responsible for investigating reports. Rather, they will direct the information they receive to the university’s Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity.
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Office of Equal Opportunity
The Office of Equal Opportunity exists to ensure that the University’s commitment and goals toward equal opportunity are integral components of Tufts’ policies. They further this mission by ensuring that the University maintains compliance with all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to anti-discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title IX, through complaint resolution, programming and outreach. OEO cooperates with members of the Tufts community to resolve complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct, and set forth University policies and guidelines that pertain to these areas of conflict. They also ensure that the University maintains compliance with all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to affirmative action. OEO is guided by the University’s commitment to and desire for a truly integrated, interactive, productive, successful, and diverse body of students, faculty, staff, and community members.
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The LGBT Center
The LGBT Center offers a space for all students, faculty, and staff to explore their unique relationship to gender and sexuality through personal, activist, or academic lenses. The Center provides programming, advising, and educational resources and aims to improve the experience of gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and transgender people at Tufts, as well as to provide campus-wide education about sexuality, gender, and the effects of heterosexism, cissupremacy, queerphobia, and other forms of dehumanization.
The University Chaplaincy is a dynamic hub supporting religious, spiritual, ethical, and cultural life for all members of the Tufts community. They provide pastoral care, support religious and philosophical communities, educate about spiritual and ethical issues in society and the world, and promote multifaith engagement. The University Chaplain is responsible for leading university spiritual life overall and for providing direct support for those communities not served by associate chaplains. Tufts’ associate chaplains include Jewish, Catholic, Muslim, and Protestant Chaplains who serve the whole Tufts family as well as their particular communities. Spiritual life at Tufts also includes many campus communities across the religious and philosophical spectrum with many weekly gatherings and special programs offered each semester.
Tisch College of Civic Life
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is a national leader in civic education, whose model and research are setting the standard for higher education’s role in civic engagement. Serving every student at Tufts University, Tisch College prepares young people to be lifelong active citizens and creates an enduring culture of active citizenship. Tisch College offers and supports extensive programming for every member of the Tufts community. Curricular and co-curricular opportunities develop the knowledge and skills of active citizenship among students from every school at Tufts. Additionally, Tisch College supports faculty research in the area of civic engagement, builds capacity to meet community-identified needs among local non-profits, and supports other institutions of higher education around the world in strengthening their active citizenship offerings.