The faculty, staff, and students of the Boston University Linguistics Department value diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of our institution. We are thus committed to making our department and our discipline one where the voices and experiences of women, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, and first-generation college students are uplifted and valued. We endorse the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Statement on Race and the goals and strategies for supporting efforts against racism contained therein:
We recognize that linguistics without the full participation of minoritized peoples is a discipline intellectually impoverished and ethically discredited. We acknowledge the debt that Boston University generally and that we as linguists specifically owe to the Indigenous peoples whose lands our institutions are built upon. And through our teaching, our research, our service, our recruitment, and our hiring, we strive to be a place where people of all ethnicities, of all nationalities, of all sexualities, of all gender identities and expressions, of all social classes, of all faiths, and of no faith, can join and participate in linguistic inquiry as equals, in an atmosphere of solidarity, acceptance, and respect.