Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
An inclusive community where your voice counts
At Goodwin University, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) are at the heart of everything we do. Goodwin is a welcoming home to a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff — uniting in a rich tapestry of identities and backgrounds to form a collaborative educational environment.
“Making, building, and maintaining relationships are essential. Through the lens of DEIB, we can prepare individuals with the language and relationship-building skills necessary to show and reciprocate respect. Without respect, you can’t create or find belonging.”
AccessAbility at Goodwin University
The Office of AccessAbility Services (OAS) collaborates with the Goodwin community to ensure that all aspects of campus life — learning, working, and living — are universally accessible. Each building on campus has flat entrances or ramps and automatic doors. Additionally, each building has handicapped accessible parking for convenience and ease.
“Two of my favorite things about Goodwin University are how supportive and accommodating they've been during my health journey. The accessibility office is amazing and will work with you to find solutions so that you, too, can take your classes on campus — even if you’re in a wheelchair like me! My goal as a future nurse in a wheelchair is to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, ‘Because of you, I didn’t give up.’”
Reframing education with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
In our dedication to educational accessibility, Goodwin University embraces Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Through this flexible model, we tailor your educational experience to your unique learning style — helping optimize your success in the classroom and beyond.
“Straight out of high school, I felt lost, behind, and undecided about what I wanted to do with my future. Goodwin gave me the reassurance and sense of relief I needed. My counselors and professors have made me feel more in control of my future than ever. I am working toward the goals I've given myself, and none of it would be possible without the support and encouragement of the Goodwin community.”
Gender, sexual orientation and Title IX
Goodwin University strives to create a safe space for all — supporting, celebrating, and advocating for individuals representing all gender identities and sexual orientations. Through our clubs, events, and programming, Goodwin raises awareness for the LGBTQIA+ community. We also provide support and resources regarding domestic violence, stalking, harassment, and sexual assault.
- To learn more, visit the Office of Civil Rights Compliance (Title IX)
“Goodwin helped me fall in love with helping other people realize their potential because it was at Goodwin where I realized mine. At Goodwin is where I found my shared love for students and education. The supportive environment and mentorship I received was invaluable and contributed so much to the woman I am today. Now, I take every opportunity I can to pour into others the way Goodwin poured into me.”
Support for first-generation students
First-generation students face unique challenges when embarking on their higher education. At Goodwin, we’re prepared to help our first-gen students navigate their educational experience in stride. With comprehensive support services ranging from counseling to career services, we provide the helpful resources you deserve.
“The academic realm that Goodwin offered me has been a life-changing opportunity that cannot be found at most institutions of higher education. From the warm welcomes to the curriculum, I knew that Goodwin University would be the right choice. Getting accepted into Goodwin's Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has given me the utmost amount of joy because I knew that the level of education I would be receiving throughout this cohort would not only be one of a kind, but also impactful.
Religious representation and observation
The Goodwin community is home to individuals of all religious and spiritual backgrounds. Our faculty are strongly encouraged to plan assignments and examinations with religious holidays and important dates in mind. If an assignment or exam conflicts with a spiritual observation, we advise faculty to allow students to make up applicable coursework within a reasonable timeframe.
“Goodwin’s diverse student body opened my mind and impacted my way of thinking. People ranged in age, race, gender, and ethnicity, and it was a safe and enriching environment. Through debates and discussions, I was exposed to a variety of different beliefs and cultures, all of which were celebrated.”
Education at every age
Goodwin University embraces learners of all ages — providing opportunities and programming designed to meet the needs of students in every walk of life. Through our accessible teaching and learning models, as well as specialized programs like Aging with Purpose, Goodwin believes in the immense value of intergenerational education.
“I am an old timer here at Goodwin. My experience at Goodwin has been so positive that the MSN degree will be my third degree completed at Goodwin. I always believe that education is an ongoing life experience that never gets old.”
We believe that you deserve comprehensive support services and resources to help you succeed academically, personally, and professionally. When you join the Goodwin community, you will never be left to fend for yourself. We'll help you through each step of your journey!
“What I loved most about Goodwin was simple, the people I worked with. They truly cared about me and my future.”
We’re ready when you are
- Enrollment is hassle-free, and it’s easy to get started.
- Financial aid is available, and we’re still accepting applications.
- You will find comprehensive support services that will get you through college and into a great career.
- We are veteran-friendly, and we understand and respect the needs of veteran students.
- If you want to transfer in credits, we can typically review your transcripts of prior learning in less than one business day.
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