At Bucknell, we know that providing an excellent education to all students requires a firm and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness at all levels of the institution.

Diversity statement

Inside the classroom and beyond we strive to foster an environment in which our students engage with, understand, and appreciate perspectives, people, and cultures that may be very different than their own.

These experiences position students to broaden their perspectives, enrich their knowledge of self and others, examine their values, and develop skills in critical thinking and collaboration-all of which prepare students to make valuable contributions in a diverse, globally integrated world.

Georgina Dodge, Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is the University's chief diversity officer, responsible to the provost for implementing the Diversity Plan, and working with faculty, staff, students and the broader Bucknell community to establish and maintain a thriving, inclusive campus climate.

Denelle Brown, Associate Dean of Students, leads diversity and inclusion in the Division of Student Affairs and provides administrative oversight for International Student Services; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Resources; Multicultural Student Services; Religious & Spiritual Life; and the Women's Resource Center.

Diversity Resources

We will be by your side as you thrive in Bucknell’s inclusive learning and living environment. Here are some of the ways in which we embrace and enhance diversity.


The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender (CSREG)

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender (CSREG) supports faculty development, scholarship, interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration on issues of race, ethnicity and gender as well as intersections with other aspects of difference. Faculty involvement and CSREG-sponsored events support and enhance student learning.

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GRIOT Institute

The Griot Institute for Africana Studies

The Bucknell Griot Institute of Africana Studies employs the figure of the African griot as a metaphor for interdisciplinary exploration of the arts, literatures and cultures of African America, Africa and the African diaspora.

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Diversity & Inclusion

This network of offices, dedicated to assisting the Bucknell community to be a more inclusive and supportive educational environment, includes International Student Services, Multicultural Student Services, the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Queer Resources, Religious & Spiritual Life and the Women's Resource Center.

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International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) contributes to the internationalization of Bucknell University by providing advocacy, programs and services to meet the unique needs of international students as well as other international members of the University community. We promote awareness and understanding of diverse cultures on campus and in the surrounding community.

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The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* & Queer Resources

The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* & Queer Resources (LGBT*Q) provides programs and events designed to promote the academic and personal growth of LGBTQ and allied persons. We serve as a catalyst for the creation of an inclusive campus environment, free from prejudice, bigotry, harassment, and violence.

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Multicultural Student Services

Multicultural Student Services, MSS, supports students from racially underrepresented groups and provides cross-cultural learning opportunities for the entire campus community. The primary goal of MSS is to foster a campus culture that recognizes, appreciates, and shares a mutual understanding and respect for all cultures.

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The Women’s Resource Center

Dedicated to educating about gender and its implications for individuals and society, the Women's Resource Center (WRC) empowers students to reach their full potential in a world in which gender categories have enduring power and influence. We partner with students, faculty, and staff,  and our broadest goal is to foster a campus climate of mutual respect and understanding.

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Office of Accessibility Resources

Our office ensures access, provides support, and helps to navigate or remove informational, physical and attitudinal barriers for individuals with disabilities. OAR's primary goals include providing a safe, comfortable, and caring support system for individuals with disabilities, empowering students to become strong self-advocates, and ensuring equal opportunity and access to academic and professional goals. 

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Religious & Spiritual Life

The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life exists to support all members of the University community as they strive to be educators, scholars, and agents of change at Bucknell and beyond. We provide forums and safe spaces where life's hard questions can be asked and debated. 

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Civic Engagement

Whether through service-learning, alternative breaks, community service, or volunteering, The Office of Civic Engagement connects students with opportunities to develop skills, knowledge, and mindsets that cultivate civic responsibility and connection to local, national, and global communities.

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STEM Scholars

STEM Scholars

The Bucknell STEM Scholars program recognizes talented prospective and current students, particularly underrepresented students, who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.  Scholars are exposed to research early in their academic careers and are encouraged to continue working on research projects with faculty throughout their education.

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Engineering Success Alliance (ESA)

The Engineering Success Alliance (ESA) is an academic success program for students from under-resourced high schools who have the skills to thrive in our nationally recognized engineering program. Emphasizing academic self-efficacy, belonging and balance, ESA is for talented students whose successes can energize the engineering programs and the industry as a whole.

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T.E.A.M. Peer Mentor Program

The Bucknell Together Everyone Achieves More (T.E.A.M.) Peer Mentor Program is a year-long program for selected underrepresented student scholars. In the fall, new students are paired with an upper-class peer mentor to establish a supportive and guiding relationship as they begin their college careers. Mentors gain valuable leadership skills and service experience.

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Common Ground Diversity Immersion Retreat

Common Ground is a five-day student led retreat dedicated to exploring topics relating to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender, with a focus on building inclusion and acceptance across the Bucknell community.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Bucknell

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