Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Bucknell is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where every member of our campus community can thrive.

It's about academic excellence. Diversity improves intellectual engagement, self-motivation, citizenship and cultural engagement, plus skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving and writing — for all students. Communicating and collaborating with people from different backgrounds with different perspectives is an essential skill that sets students up for success in our diverse, globally integrated world.

It's also about well-being. Bucknell fosters an environment that respects and embraces different backgrounds, experiences and identities. Across all levels of the University, we work to remove barriers and promote a supportive culture and welcoming space that eliminates disparities and inequalities so all individuals can feel that they belong and are valued.

Bucknell University Tour: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Immersive Learning Opportunities

Center for Community Engaged Leadership, Learning & Research

Connect with your community and make a difference locally and around the globe through Bucknell's Center for Community Engaged Leadership, Learning & Research.

Make a difference

Get Involved

Bucknell has hundreds of clubs that help students connect with their peers and that make campus feel more like home. Organizations such as the Black Student Union, African Student Association, Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, Bison Athletes of Color, Gender & Sexuality Alliance, and Global Student Council celebrate diverse backgrounds and identities.

Find a club that fits you

Civil Rights Alternative Spring Break Trip

Explore civil rights history where it happened by visiting historic sites, museums, colleges and archives, interacting with key historical players of the movement, and receiving special behind-the-scenes tours. Students will partner with various community-based, national and/or civic organizations, serving a variety of local constituents.

Learn about Multicultural Student Services programming

Academic Centers

The Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives & Cultures

The Griot Institute employs the figure of the African griot, or storyteller, as a metaphor for interdisciplinary exploration of the arts, works of literature and cultures of African America, Africa and the African diaspora.

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender 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 events support and enhance student learning.

The China Institute

The China Institute promotes teaching and research about China, Chinese language and China-related topics on campus. The institute fosters conversations that transcend cultures, ethnicities and academic disciplines by organizing conferences and symposia, guest speakers, faculty and student panels, book clubs, film screenings, performing arts and cultural events.

Upcoming Events

Institutional Initiatives

University DEI Councils

All across the University, division- and college-level diversity, equity and inclusion councils meet regularly to discuss opportunities for improvement and growth within their areas.

President's Diversity Council

This advisory and leadership team is made up of representatives from nine administrative departments who are responsible for developing, overseeing and monitoring University-wide efforts to achieve Bucknell's commitment to diversity.

Equity & Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows

An interdisciplinary team of faculty members from all three colleges work closely with the provost's office to enhance diversity strategies across campus.

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