Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Living the Franklin Pierce Experience means being an active part of a welcoming, inclusive and equitable community of dreamers and doers. Franklin Pierce University’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides resources and guidance to ensure that every member of our community is celebrated in support of their race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, creed, physical handicap, and/or neurodiversity.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion collaborates with departments, individuals and external organizations to foster and promote a respectful, accessible, and inclusive community.
Our Core Goals Include:
- Preparing students to succeed in a racially diverse, culturally rich and intellectually challenging world;
- Supporting diversity in curriculum, pedagogy and practice;
- Strengthening diversity recruitment, on-boarding and retention efforts;
- Developing a system of metrics to track and assess DEI progress;
- Facilitating educational programming and workshops addressing bias, difficult conversations, and racism;
- Promoting diversity in the arts, sports, and recreation to enhance community relations; and
- Influencing decision-making across our University and in our communities.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Statement from Our Strategic Plan: Pierce@60
- In the intrinsic worth of every person.
- In the value of diversity and inclusion.
- That our differences ‒ perspectives, experiences, backgrounds ‒ strengthen our community.
- That Franklin Pierce University is a place where all are welcome.
We Are Dedicated To:
- Embracing every person for who they are and who they wish to become.
- Addressing inequality while promoting equity and accessibility.
- Fostering a culture of care, respect, and safety within and outside the University.
- Nurturing the self-discovery and self-worth of every student.
To support Franklin Pierce’s diversity, equity, and inclusion values, please contact email@example.com.
RSN Delivers First Ever Spanish Language Broadcast for NCAA
Three members of Ravens Sports Network traveled to Matthews, North Carolina for the
Division II Soccer Championships. Together, they led the NCAA's first ever Spanish
language broadcasts of any championship game, regardless of division.
Erik Valdovinos '26 was on the call, supported by RSN producers/camera operators Richard Rosa '24 and Evan Coady '25.
February 7,9, and 12 at 10 a.m.
Slavery Literature Course
Historic Marker Unveiling in Jaffrey
The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire thanks Jaffrey community members for turning out to bear witness to the unveiling of a historic marker in honor of Amos Fortune, a formerly enslaved man who moved to the town in the 1800s.
ASL Interpreter Needed
Are you fluent in sign language? Know someone who is?
Can you use some cash on an as needed basis?
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office is seeking students who are fluent in sign language to support the work of access and inclusion.
Contact us to learn more. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support diversity, equity, and inclusion at Franklin Pierce by making a donation to the A.L.A.NA (African American, Latin, Asian, Native American) Alumni Promise Fund on Day of Giving. Your donation will allow us to provide programs and services that deliver on the Pierce@60 objective of creating a campus environment that reflects the diversity of the students we serve. Together we can empower students in their educational experience through a curriculum that addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion. And with your support, we will continue to create an environment that acknowledges, respects, and appreciates multiculturalism.
For information on joining the on campus LGBTQ clubs and events, contact the Gender and Sexuality Acceptance (GSA) student club at email@example.com.