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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Donahue Institute students and staff

Diversity and Inclusion at Lasell University

Welcome! We are dedicated to providing a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive campus for all Lasell students and the entire Lasell community.

Upcoming Events

Programs & Events

We sponsor a variety of programming related to moral and ethical decision-making, human rights and civic engagement, speakers, forums, panel discussions, films, exhibits, workshops, theater, and much more.

Always open to expanding our pathways of education, we encourage students to create and host their own diversity-driven events. Some student-hosted events have been our most popular yet! We're putting the power of change back into the hands of our students. Come and be and part of the movement at the Donahue Institute. 


Our mission at the Donahue Institute for Equity & Social Justice (otherwise known as the Donahue Institute) is to create and sustain respectful and morally sound dialogues between staff and students, both on and off campus. By providing a physical and emotional space for students and faculty alike to engage in social justice and global consciousness on campus, we've found students are more likely to succeed in the classrooms, on the athletic field, and among their friends and peers. 

Contact Us

Jesse TauriacJesse Tauriac
Assistant Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Director, Donahue Institute for Equity & Social Justice
Associate Professor of Psychology
70 Maple St., 1st floor

Claudia RinaldiClaudia Rinaldi
Lead for University Strategic Inclusive Practices
Joan Weiler Arnow ’49 Endowed Professor and Program Chair of Education

Alanis Perez-Rivera

Alanis Perez-Rivera
Coordinator of Intercultural Engagement & Commuter Life
70 Maple St., 2nd floor.

General Inquiries:
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