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We can do better: as Salem State’s mission is one of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, we must address the tragically present issue of social injustice that continues to happen in this country.


Vision Statement

The Model for Inclusive Excellence

  • Definitions understood
  • Strategic plan alignment
  • Mission alignment
  • Education reforms alignment
  • Accreditation
  • Historical and geographical context
  • Faculty knowledge and awareness
  • Faculty involvement and support
  • Faculty development and incentives
  • Academic departments
  • Faculty leadership
  • Faculty rewards
  • Knowledge and awareness in relation to different disciplines
  • Faculty teaching and learning strategies/methods
  • Student learning outcomes and assessment
  • Knowledge and awareness
  • Engagement and involvement
  • Incentives and rewards
  • Non-academic units
  • Knowledge and awareness
  • Opportunities
  • Involvement and engagement
  • Leadership
  • Incentives and rewards
  • Policies
  • Coordination
  • Commitment and participation
  • Hiring and retention
  • Diversity-focused positions
  • Professional development
  • Institutional research
  • Resource management

Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium

National Coalition Building Institute (MA Consortium)

Over the last year, Inclusive Excellence has collaborated to bring unique training and professional development opportunities to our campus community members.  In that same vein, Salem State University was invited to participate along with several other institutions in New England in a Train the Trainer Seminar hosted by the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) in August. This program was an intensive course that teaches participants how to lead the award-winning NCBI Welcoming Diversity Workshop and NCBI Controversial Issue Process.  

The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is a renowned international leadership organization that builds Leadership for Diversity resource teams and customized training in diversity, equity, and inclusion skills on college campuses, K-12 schools, corporations, government agencies and law enforcement worldwide. To learn more about NCBI please go to their website.

Summer 2018 NCBI Train the Trainer participants:

Leading for Change Consortium- Racial Equity and Justice Institute  (Bridgewater State University)

Since its inception in 2014, 25 campuses have used the consortium’s diversity benchmarks and data-informed processes in an effort to close achievement gaps. Beginning in September 2018, Leading for Change will offer campus teams the opportunity to participate in a year-long Racial Equity and Justice Institute. In addition to the two yearly summits (November 2018 and March 2019), campus teams will also receive expert support and assistance as they complete monthly projects intended to aid them in:

  • conducting data-informed diversity dialogues and workshops intended to improve campus climate; 
  • obtaining and using actionable data to close achievement gaps;
  • identifying, implementing, and assessing data-informed strategies and achievement gap interventions that enhance educational outcomes for students of color.

Team Member’s Name

Campus Role


Guillermo Avila-Saavedra

Student Engagement/ Educational Strategies for Students

Lee Brossoit

Working on Data-Driven Strategies

Byan Boppert

Enrollment Trends & Student Services

Sophie Evett

Working on Data-Driven Strategies for students

Anne Noonan

Educational Strategies for Faculty

Thomas Alexander

Student Engagement

Lauren Hubacheck

Student Engagement


HEED Award

Campus Climate Study

A group of diverse Salem State students gather outside

Campus Climate Study

The campus climate study measures current attitudes, behaviors and standards and practices of our campus so we can improve the college environment.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Administration Building
First Floor, Room 6
​​​​​​​North Campus
Mailing Address:
352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970
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