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CDI Meetings
It is never too late to join CDI; we encourage students, faculty and staff to become members. If you have any questions about CDI, please contact CDI Co-Chairs Millie Gonzalez at vgonzalez@framingham.edu or John Santoro at jsantoro@framingham.edu.

To submit a request for funding to the budget subcommittee, send your proposal by the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

CDI has its own Twitter account. If you would like to publicize any events, activities or news related to diversity and inclusion on our campus or outside of our campus, email the information to bpierre@framingham.edu or vgonzalez@framingham.edu.

Diversity and Inclusion Research Guide
Access resources on diversity and inclusion through this online research guide.

Pride Alliance
A student club for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning members of the school's community, as well as allies. Their objective is to provide a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersexed, gender queer, questioning, and straight supportive students.  Their mission is to promote awareness and understanding on the Framingham State campus by holding educational and social events for students and the university community. Students can find more information about the group including meeting times and locations on Collegiate Link.

The staff advisor to Pride Alliance also serves as a resource to LGBTQ students. Kimberly Dexter currently serves as the advisor to Pride Alliance and may be contacted at 508-215-5859 or kdexter@framingham.edu.

Faculty and Staff Safe Spaces
While faculty and staff at Framingham State are generally open and supportive, certain members of the community have chosen to participate in Safe Space trainings.  These individuals have been trained in responding to the needs of LGBTQ students as well as resources available to our students.  Look for the Safe Space logo on office doors. 

Residence Life Staff Safe Spaces
All of our Resident Assistants and Residence Directors receive Safe Space training as well as additional information regarding the needs of resident students and maintaining a positive, supportive community in the residence halls.

Counseling Center
The Counseling Center, located in Foster Hall, is a safe place to get support for LGBTQ issues.

FSU Police Department
The Framingham State University Police Department provides response to hate crimes and other bias incidents on campus.  The Police Department staff includes designated officers specifically trained for response to hate/bias incidents and crimes.

Restrooms on Campus
In accordance with the University’s policy of non-discrimination, the University affirms the right of individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms on campus that correspond to their gender identity.  

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

The following single user toilet rooms in the academic buildings have been designated as “unisex”, which is a term consistent with designations allowable under Massachusetts Plumbing Code.  

  • McCarthy Center 214A; single user ADA accessible toilet room behind the forum.
  • Library C114; single user ADA accessible toilet room past the circulation desk.
  • Foster Hall 206; single user non-ADA accessible on first floor.
  • Crocker Hall; toilet room off of 112 meeting room; single user non-ADA accessible.
  • Dwight 214; single user ADA accessible toilet room behind DPAC stage green room. Note that DPAC is normally locked unless a program is taking place in the auditorium.

The Student Government Association also maintains a list of all single-user restrooms on campus.  This list will soon be available on the SGA website.

Web Resources
From The Pennsylvania State University LGBTA Student Resource Center: Promising Practices for Inclusion of Gender Identity/Gender Expression in Higher Education


Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220