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Lesley University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
29 Everett St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
(617) 868-9600
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School Information
"In 1909, Edith Lesley began a school to train teachers. Her progressive ideas paved the way for Lesley University, and her legacy inspires our mission today...Lesley University engages students in transformative education through active learning, scholarly research, diverse forms of artistic expression, and the integration of rigorous academics with practical, professional experience, leading to meaningful careers and continuing lifelong learning. Lesley prepares socially responsible graduates with the knowledge, skills, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts shaping a more just, humane, and sustainable world." The university enrolls over 6,500 students, has over 170 faculty, and has over 35 undergraduate and 80 graduate teaching programs. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Lesley University has taken steps towards ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion. Among those steps was the creation of a new Vice President for Equity Initiatives position. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The university hosted the "Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series 2022," which was geared toward children.
  • The university provided students and faculty with an extensive toolkit of external resources to "help dismantle systemic racism."
Symbolic Actions
  • The university created a new Vice President for Equity Initiatives position.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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