Campus Diversity Initiatives

The issue of diversity has taken on a greater and more prominent role at Fairfield University and in higher education across America. Diversity in all its human forms and varieties, along with the Jesuit mission and identity, is a basic tenet which under girds all three prongs of Fairfield University's Strategic Plan.

The Office of Institutional Diversity Initiatives was launched to provide institutional leadership and to encourage collaboration across university divisions, offices, and departments. This office is responsible for the promotion of an institutional culture that supports human diversity and multicultural education. The Office is responsible for:

  • The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration and Convocation
  • The Student Diversity Grants Projects
  • The Upward Bound Academy

Upward Bound
Upward Bound is a federally funded program for college-bound high school students. The objective of the program is to develop academic, intellectual and social skills, needed for entrance to and graduation from college. All activities and services are provided at no cost to the students and their families.