Diversity & Inclusion Resources

Departments & Program Support

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The Tufts Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) exists to ensure that the University’s commitment and goals toward equal opportunity are integral components of Tufts’ policies. Underlying its efforts is a responsibility to foster the creation of a truly integrated, interactive, productive, successful, and diverse body of students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Tufts Veterinary Council on Diversity: Students, faculty, and staff champion campus-wide efforts at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine to foster an environment where all individuals are respected, and diversity, inclusion, and equity are embraced.

Cummings Support Center: Through its offering of a wide range of support services, Cummings School promotes a caring and inclusive community where students feel comfortable addressing their mental health and wellness needs.

Cummings Hosts International (CHI): Founded in January 2014, CHI is committed to making Cummings School a welcoming place for international visitors and helping them achieve an enriching social and educational experience


Policies, Procedures & Other Resources

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Non-Discrimination Policy: Tufts prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Non-Discrimination Statement: Unlawful discrimination has no place at Tufts University and offends the University’s core values which include a commitment to equal opportunity and inclusion. All Tufts employees, faculty members, students and community members are expected to join with and uphold this commitment.

OEO Policies & Procedures
OEO cooperates with members of the Tufts community to resolve complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. Policy and procedure guidelines are in place to protect its constituents.

OEO Reporting Resources Tufts University is committed to protecting the mental and physical well-being of faculty, staff and students by ensuring the environment is free of discrimination and harassment. Reporting vehicles are in place to document and report incidences pertaining to these matters.

Students with Disabilities: Cummings School is committed to providing support services and reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities.

Reasonable Accommodation Request: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, require Tufts University to provide appropriate academic and employment accommodations to faculty, staff and students with disabilities. You can learn more about the process by which you may request proposed accommodations.

Sexual Misconduct Resources (Grafton): Have you (or someone you know) experienced unwanted sexual attention or sexual activity either on our campus or on surrounding streets? Was it without your consent? Cummings School has on-campus resources that you can turn to for assistance.

Grafton Campus Accessibility Map: Cummings School is continually striving to improve accessibility on campus. If you have questions about accessibility or improved accessibility, contact the Student Affairs Office (SAO) 

Web Accessibility Guidelines: Tufts adheres to stringent web accessibility requirements that ensure audio, video, text, graphics, forms and tables, etc., are accessible to all, including individuals with hearing or visual impairments or other disabilities.

Preferred Name Changes for Tufts Directory and Canvas: If you use a first name that differs from your legal name, please refer to the Preferred Names Policy and Process. If you have a specific concern or additional request, please contact Kara Witt.

Display Name Changes for Zoom: When using your Tufts Zoom account, you can change your display name and/or add your preferred pronouns to appear with your name. Please refer to the following instructions:

If you experience any difficulty with changing your display name in Zoom, you may contact our Ed Tech team at edtech@tufts.edu for assistance.


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