Albertus Magnus College's Multicultural Identity

Diversity Statement

As a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition, Albertus Magnus College respects and honors the dignity of each person regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, country of origin, disability, and other expressions of human individuality.  Core to the Albertus Magnus College mission is its commitment to provide an education that empowers all members of the College community to respond to “the ethical challenges of its student body and society.” (Albertus Magnus College Mission Statement.)  The College strives to live out this commitment by:

  • Promoting a richly diverse and inclusive college community;

  • Cultivating an atmosphere of mutual respect and ethical behavior in the most robust manner possible, with particular attention to the underserved and historically marginalized members of the Albertus community whether they be students, staff or faculty;

Being an agent of change and discourse “…oriented toward eliminating inequity and injustice, working toward a campus, a neighborhood, a city, a nation, a world where the future is marked by love and respect, by fairness and justice, and by peace versus violence.” (Marc M. Camille, Ed.D., President, Albertus Magnus College.)

Who We Are

Traditional Undergraduate Student Population 

statistics graph American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%, Asian 1.5%,Black or African American 17.9%,Hispanic 28.4%,Two or more races 3.9%,White 40.9%, International 6.1%, Unknown 1.2%Note: Data is from the Fall 2023 enrollment census

Adult Student Population

statistics graph American Indian or Alaska Native 0.49%, Asian 1.32%,Black or African American 20.72%,Hispanic 24.84%,Two or more races 2.47%,White 41.12%, International 5.43%, Unknown 3.62%Note: Data is from the Fall 2023 enrollment census

Are you a current student? Be counted. Please self-report your race and ethnicity if you have not already done so. This information helps the College to gain and maintain resources for our diverse, multicultural, inclusive family, particularly as we strive to attain recognition as a Hispanic Serving Institution (read more about the HSI designation here).

By capturing faithful reflections that go beyond physical characteristics, these portraits convey the intersectionality of the depth of human nature; evoking human compassion and connection that will deepen our individual visions of humanity.

Consistently Recognized for Social Mobility

For the fourth consecutive year, Albertus scored as a Top 100 Regional School in the North and was named a Top Performer in the Social Mobility category, which recognizes the College for its success in graduating low income students who receive federal Pell Grants.   

Recognized by US News for Campus Ethnic Diversity

The ranking focuses on the likelihood of students meeting and interacting with students from different racial and/or ethnic groups different from than their own—in this new metric, Albertus ranks among the top 12-percent of all institutions in the Regional Universities North category. Read more >


“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”

St. Catherine of Siena


Celebrate AND LEARN

Multicultural Initiatives and Celebration

Black Initiatives

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Today, students identifying as Black comprise 21.4% of our traditional undergraduate and 46.5% of our adult undergraduate populations…the strongest fibers in our Community value pillar.
More about Black History at Albertus

Founders' Day

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Each year, we celebrate the pioneering women of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and their continuing sponsorship of the mission of Albertus Magnus College.
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Interfaith Initiatives

interfaith meeting in New HavenWe collaborate with local religious communities on faith formation and social justice initiatives.
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Justice Panel & Justice Camp

hands in the shape of a heartThe Justice Panel is a student-faculty collaboration aimed at addressing contemporary instances of institutionalized injustice. 
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Criminal Justice Camp allows students to be exposed to the variety of career paths within the criminal justice field.
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Latinx Initiatives

latinx logoDuring our annual celebration, Albertus Magnus College showcases the bright and beautiful cultural traditions of our Latinx community, engage in conversation with regional leaders and embrace our valiant spirit. 
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Multicultural History at Albertus

diffferent flags from many countriesThe multicultural history of Albertus Magnus College is one that should be celebrated and heard. As we work to acknowledge the gaps in our history, we are constantly learning about new stories and experiences that have shaped many in our community.
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Pride Initiatives

rainbow flagPride Club holds events throughout the year for students in celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.


Teach-In Days

art with four pillars, study, prayer, community, and serviceTraditionally, a Teach-In Day is defined as a day of discussions and dialogue surrounding a particular topic or issue of concern, which is attended by college students, faculty, and staff. Teach-In Days typically focus on current events or pressing issues that impact students, society, and more broadly, the world.
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Women's History at Albertus

Mother Stephanie Mohun, O.P.Established as a Catholic college for women, Albertus Magnus College has always had fearless, notable, and wonderful women at its heart.
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Conversations, Events, Workshops & Trainings

At Albertus, we recognize the importance of conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through our mission, we live the pillar of Community through understanding and dialogue. Our faculty, staff, and students collaborate to create and attend trainings to engage each other in meaningful conversation and learning. Below is a selection of recent conversations, workshops & trainings around the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Albertus Magnus College.

Black History 365 at Albertus

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CTLE Keynote Event: Social Media Discourse and Extremism with Dr. Rae Jereza  

November 9, 2022 12:30-2pm

Rae combines sociocultural and linguistic anthropological approaches to examine the human processes that shape digital landscapes in an era of far-right resurgence.
Their book project is based on their PhD thesis and explores how content moderation - the structures, relations, and practices aimed at solving the problem of objectionable content - constitutes a site of overlap for liberal and illiberal racisms. Their previous work focused on digital discourse and the far-right in the Philippines.

Veritas Learning Event with Dr. Karen Kendrick: Decolonizing and Diversifying the Curriculum:  How We Teach Disciplinary History  

October 26, 2022 12:30-1:30pm

How can we go about decolonizing and diversifying the way we teach the history of academic disciplines and the major theories or approaches of our fields?  How do we move away from the “Great (White) Man” model of intellectual history without simply adding a few obscure writers who were ignored in their time because of their race, gender or geography?  What does it mean to take critiques of modernism seriously in thinking about the core theories and concepts of our disciplines?  How do we get students to care about a bunch of dead intellectuals who write in outdated language about historical topics?  These are some of the key problems I encountered in working to transform the way I teach Social Theory to undergraduates.  In this interactive talk I will discuss some of the ways I have tried to answer these questions for Sociology, and guide a conversation about how to begin doing this work in other disciplines.

CTLE Presents: Understanding Implicit Bias with Dr. Shiva Rezvan

October 7, 2022⋅12:30 – 1:30pm

We, as human beings, have the same worth and value no matter where we live and what we do. However, we may experience discrimination in many areas, including race, culture, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical appearance, marital status and partnership, socioeconomic status, language, disability, education, etc. Many times, we discriminate or experience discrimination both explicitly and implicitly. Implicit prejudices and discriminations happen unconsciously without our awareness because we all have implicit biases. When discrimination occurs implicitly, we might even deny that we discriminate, which can significantly damage our communication with our students, colleagues, and community. Our stereotypes can impact our judgment about people, influencing our actions without us knowing. For example, suppose we see a person who is likable to us. In that case, we might think the person is professionally more competent and more intelligent than another person who is less pleasant to us. These kinds of judgments happen very fast and most of the time without any evidence. The first and most crucial step to prevent these rapid, impulsive judgments is acknowledging that we are biased. This can help us seek information about the areas where we are biased.

Consequently, based on this new information, we can take mindful actions based on evidence and not our assumptions to empower our students, the classroom environment, the workplace, and the community in general. It is essential to prompt ourselves to consider the possibility of not knowing anytime we feel confident that we know. The biases can impact all of us and even the most well-intentioned individuals. At Albertus, we do our best to see our students through empathy and curiosity lenses and know they are valued contributors to the world.

View full list of CTLE workshops >

Multicultural Resources

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Student Clubs and Organizations

Black Student Union (BSU)

BSU President: Jared McKenzie-Smith
BSU Vice President: Chisunta Chikwamu
Black Student Union Spring Meetings


Multicultural Club (MCC)

MCC President: Naina Vali
MCC Vice-President: Roxhensa Dilolli

My Amigo

Club President: Luci Gutierrez Gomez
Vice President: Aurora Juarez Corona
My Amigo Club MembersMy Amigo on Instagram

The purpose of this organization is to believe in people and their future. We support students by empowering them as transformers of lives. Innovation, entrepreneurship, community, impact, and leadership is our mission and we focus on the Latino community. This Student group is committed to creating a model of change for vulnerable groups of people.



President: Shannon Visco
Co-Vice Presidents: Amanda Stetson and Sanaa Jackson
This organization aims to provide a safe, inclusive space for LGBTQ+ students and their allies. In addition to providing a safe (brave) space, the organization will encourage students to get involved through a variety of social activities, advocacy campaigns, and campus-wide events. Moreover, the organization promotes dialogue between students of all backgrounds around issues facing the LGBTQ+ community. The organization strives to be a visible presence on campus and educate the campus community on these topics while also having fun, engaging activities that will bring the community closer together, such as speakers, activities, and educational events.