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Boston College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Devlin 208
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467
(617) 552-3100
Email address
School Information
"Boston College was founded in 1863 by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) to educate Boston’s predominantly Irish, Catholic immigrant community. It opened its doors on September 5, 1864, in a building on Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End, a 'small streetcar college' for commuting students" (Source: The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. Boston College's total enrollment is 14,890. The college offers 59 undergraduate degrees.
General Information
Boston College has numerous centers and offices that provide resources for diversity and anti-racism. The college is working to implement CRT in its core curriculum. Boston College requires all students to take 1 course in Cultural Diversity. See further developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The Boston College School of Social Work released a statement in response to George Floyd's death saying, "We will leverage the leadership of alumni, students, staff, and faculty to develop social work curriculum specific for supporting our black communities and disrupting anti-black racism."
  • Boston College recently created a certificate program for "Leaders for Equity and Justice in the Workplace" which will begin Fall 2021. This program will "prepare master’s students to improve equality in the workplace for women, people of color, and other marginalized employees."
  • The Doctor of Education degree requires "coursework focusing on leadership for learning, social justice, diversity, anti-racism, and community building."
  • Boston College requires all students to take 1 course in Cultural Diversity.
  • Boston College also offers a graduate certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture hosts numerous events, such as the annual Diversity Challenge.
  • Boston College's Student Affairs offers numerous resources for BIPOC students and has also compiled a list of articles and podcasts discussing racism.
  • Boston College holds numerous events to support diversity, including the annual Diversity and inclusion Summit.
Symbolic Actions
  • On October 7, 2020, the Boston College Forum on Racial Justice in America began.
  • The Center for Human Rights sponsored the annual Undoing Racism workshop in the summer of 2020.
  • Boston College's program, "Courageous Conversations," seeks to promote "civil dialogues on racial justice."
  • In response to the death of George Floyd, the president released a statement saying, "We must condemn the racial prejudice and profound injustice leading to this latest shocking loss of a black person's life in our country."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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