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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 environment for all Lasell students and the entire Lasell community.

Upcoming Events

Programs & Events

We sponsor programs and events for the Lasell community related to social justice, human rights, and civic engagement.

These events include forums, panels, student-only discussions, intercultural celebrations, and guest speakers.

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! 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 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. 

Our Staff

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

lanis Perez-RiveraAlanis Perez-Rivera
Coordinator for Intercultural Engagement & Inclusive Initiatives
70 Maple St., 2nd Floor


James Perry Jr.

James Perry Jr.
Associate Director of Equity & Inclusive Initiatives
70 Maple St., 1st floor

General Inquiries:
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