The tasks for this demand is in progress; for more information, please email communityequity [at] (communityequity[at]emerson[dot]edu).


This demand seeks an increase in mental health and sexual assault professionals who specialize in dealing with students of color.

Point Person(s)

Individuals involved:

Specific Actions


Integration of Health/Counseling/Wellness already underway:

  • Plans to hire additional counselor focusing on support of BIPOC students, as well as increase FTE of current multicultural specialist.
  • Increase outreach and promotion over the course of spring 2021 and Fall 2021.
  • Request for additional full term employee for multicultural specialist completed as of 1/1/2021. New position of counselor specializing in BIPOC issues has been approved by College Hiring Committee.

Healing & Advocacy

  • Submit request to the Hiring Committee for an FTE for counselor/advocate who specializes in meeting needs of BIPOC people.
  • Contact Boston-area institutions regarding additional avenues for expanding capacity.
  • Request for additional full term employee for Healing & Advocacy Collective completed and submitted to College Hiring Committee on 2/19/2021, approved July 2021 with hiring process underway during Summer 2021.

Dates/Timeframe Updates

  • ECAPS position description being written, target posting date of May 1, 2021. 
  • Increased promotion beginning spring 2021 and ongoing, with periodic review and assessment of effectiveness.
  • Staff hires completed by August 2021.