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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Providing an excellent education to all students requires a firm and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness at all levels of the institution.

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 from their own.

These experiences position students to 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.

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Take Your Study of Diversity Deeper

Common Ground

Held during fall break, Common Ground is a five-day student-led retreat dedicated to exploring topics relating to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender in order to build greater acceptance in the Bucknell community. 

Find Common Ground

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.

Explore civil rights history

Civic Engagement

Connect with your community and make a difference locally and around the globe through Bucknell's Office of Civic Engagement.

Make a difference

T.E.A.M. Peer Mentor Program

The T.E.A.M. Peer Mentor Program pairs students from underrepresented backgrounds entering Bucknell with older peer mentors to establish supportive relationships and aid the transition to Bucknell's academic and social atmosphere.

Find or become a mentor


Academic Institutes

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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.

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    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.

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    The China Institute

    The China Institute at Bucknell promotes teaching, research and learning about China and China-related studies on campus, and hosts events including guest speakers, lectures by Bucknell faculty, student panels, performing arts and cultural events.

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