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Dear Tufts community members,

Greetings! We hope that the semester is going well for you. We are reaching out to share updates on the 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Campus Climate Survey, including upcoming community presentations, during which you can learn about the findings and next steps.

Initial Work

As many might recall, we conducted a preliminary analysis in the spring of 2022 with the objective to identify areas for growth and improvement in order to develop a more inclusive campus community. What was clear from the initial survey findings is that some members of our community are having different and often less positive experiences than their peers.

From the initial findings, we determined further analysis of the data was needed to better understand the results and inform our next steps. To achieve this, Tufts partnered with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (CDIHE), an external data research and assessment firm based at the University of Maryland and led by Dr. Roger Worthington, to conduct a secondary analysis and to produce a full report of the findings. We are pleased to share that the review and further analysis are now complete.

Next Phase

As the next phase in this work, we are offering a number of community presentations in April to share the key findings, our plan for moving forward to address those findings, and pathways for our community to deeply engage in co-creating a more inclusive future at Tufts. These presentations will be followed by many more opportunities for community engagement in the summer and fall. Please visit the climate assessment website to access the full report and other related resources.

This work will continue to be led by the Provost’s Office, under the leadership of Vice Provost Monroe France and the Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Inclusive Excellence (OIIE), with the full support of university leadership and in deep collaboration with schools, administrative units, deans, associate and assistant deans for diversity and inclusion, student and faculty leaders, and other key partners across the university.

RSVP for a Community Presentation

All Tufts community members are invited to join us in person or virtually at any one of the following community presentations by completing this registration form.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd
    • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Boston Campus in the HNRCA Auditorium
    • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. SMFA Campus in the Anderson Auditorium
  • Thursday, April 4th
    • 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Medford/Somerville Campus in Alumnae Lounge

Details for the Grafton Campus community presentation to be shared soon.

A special thank you to everyone who has participated in this process, including those who completed the survey and those who contributed to developing the vision and processes to get us this far. As we continue our journey to make Tufts a more inclusive environment for all, we are especially grateful to all of those whose support, input, and collaboration we will continue to depend on as we move into this next phase.

Make sure to register for an upcoming community presentation to learn more and find out how you can join us in taking action. If you have any questions about these events, please do not hesitate to reach out to We look forward to connecting with many of you there.

Warm regards,

Caroline and Monroe 

Caroline Attardo Genco, Provost and Senior Vice President

Monroe France, Vice Provost for Institutional Inclusive Excellence