Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Marymount Manhattan College is an inclusive community. Inherent in our mission is the commitment to diversity among our students, faculty, and staff.

Addressing inequality, and the systems that perpetuate it, begins right here, on our campus. At MMC, we are working to create an environment that is inclusive and just for all members of our community, with particular emphasis on those with underrepresented and marginalized identities.

What is ODEI?

President Kerry Walk established the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Marymount Manhattan College in 2015 with the goal of increasing institutional support of individuals from marginalized populations. Since then, ODEI has worked to ensure the values of diversity and inclusion are embedded into the structure of the college at all levels.


The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) is to be a thought partner with the MMC community in developing a diverse environment reflective of our global society, implementing equitable practices and fostering an inclusive and respectful environment for all.

ODEI develops collaborative partnerships, educational opportunities, and guides policy development that will help in shaping MMC’s future as an institution committed and accessible to all.


We aspire to help create a college community reflective of our global society, where students can develop a deeper understanding of the society they will impact as global citizens, develop a college-wide culture that understands the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in fulfilling the college’s mission and where it is embedded into the fabric of the institution.

Strategic Priorities

  • Increase the diversity of the Marymount Manhattan College community.
  • Cultivate an inclusive campus environment for members of the MMC and surrounding community.
  • Enhance learning and professional development opportunities focused on diversity and inclusion.
  • Improve accountability around diversity initiatives, practices and policies.