Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In every aspect of our community, Holy Cross champions diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As a Jesuit, Catholic liberal arts college, we know that the best way to understand the world around us is to embrace the full spectrum of perspectives and life experiences. To that end, we welcome students, staff and faculty members of every gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and gender identity. We also encourage all community members to think critically about disparities in social structures, and to take action toward positive change.

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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leads the efforts to develop and implement an operational plan for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion across the College.

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Diversity Dashboard

View demographics of our students, faculty and staff in this interactive dashboard.

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Office of Multicultural Education

Respect and understanding for all is fundamental to our mission. We work to educate and empower every member of the Holy Cross community, promote social justice, increase awareness and inspire dialogues around questions of diversity, access and inclusion.

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Holy Cross regularly sponsors events that explore issues of diversity.

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First-Generation Students

Supporting first-generation students starts before they arrive on campus and extends to graduation and beyond.

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LGBTQIA+ Community

Learn about programs and resources that are available for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic, and other underrepresented sexual orientations and gender identities.

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International Students

The Office of International Students ensures the successful transition of students from the first year through graduation and beyond.

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Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources continually works to recruit and retain highly qualified individuals of all backgrounds.

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Student Clubs & Orgs

No matter your passion, we have a club to match your interest. Check out our more than 100 academic, service, athletic, media, multicultural, peer education, arts, philanthropic, religious, and special interest clubs.

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Affinity Groups

Affinity groups like Sister to Sister and Outfront are open to Holy Cross staff and faculty, helping to ensure that we provide support for all.

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Admissions & Aid

We welcome students of every race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and gender identity. We also encourage all community members to think critically about disparities in social structures and take action toward positive change.

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Our award-winning student orientation programs provide a welcoming and informative introduction to the campus and community.

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As a Jesuit, liberal arts institution, fostering and championing a diverse and inclusive community is an integral component of teaching and learning at Holy Cross.

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Faith & Service

The College provides many faith and service opportunities on and off campus. The Chaplains’ Office facilitates many multifaith-based events and activities, celebrate Mass and worship on campus and serve as guides and counselors to our students.

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Disabilities and Access

Holy Cross offers accommodations and services for students and staff members with disabilities, ensuring they can take full advantage of their time on The Hill.

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Staff to Know

Holy Cross is committed to ensuring a campus climate that is inclusive and welcoming for all people. Here a few key employees who work to advance the values of diversity and equality broadly through teaching, research and service.

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Sexual Respect & Title IX

The College is committed to providing an environment of well-being, learning, and accountability for its members by preventing the occurrence of sexual misconduct and addressing its effects. Our standards of conduct, including human sexuality, must affirm the integrity and dignity of oneself and others.

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Campus Climate

The Campus Climate Initiative is a community-wide effort toward building the welcoming, inclusive and respectful environment that we seek at Holy Cross. It consists of two distinct, but related areas: Diversity and Inclusion and Sexual Respect.

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Policies and Resources

We are committed to meeting the highest standards of integrity and ethics as outlined in our College policies.

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Additional Resources

Check out some additional resources that further the College’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.