Emerson College is a private institution that was founded in 1880. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,855, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 8 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The enrolled student population at Emerson College is 67% White, 11% Hispanic/Latino, 7% International, 4% Multiracial, 4% Asian, 3% Black, and 3% Race Unknown. There are about 62% identified female and 38% identified male students. 13% of students are from Massachusetts.
Emerson College had the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs and the Social Justice Center to specifically support students and faculty of color. To address mental health as a campus-wide priority, Emerson utilized the Healthy Minds Survey, supported an increase in Counseling staff, provided support for Student Groups, implemented Out of Darkness Walks Cirque De-stress during exam periods, developed the Student Care and Support Team, and implemented the Care Out Loud Campaign.
The Student Health Advisory Board worked with Counseling, Student Accessibility, and Health Centers to gather feedback from students in regards to their mental health. The Social Justice Center provided training for managers to promote hiring of staff and faculty of color, promoting a culturally competent staff. Emerson also provided safe spaces to hold dialogue centered around impactful national and international events.