Ecosystems of Support

Bucknell’s campus is evolving as a safe, inclusive community that values diverse perspectives.

Students come to Bucknell to benefit from the exceptional academic programming, but they also seek growth beyond the classroom. To continue offering a best-in-class living-learning community, Bucknell is taking action to align its facilities, programming and staffing to cultivate a culture of belonging.

A Holistic Approach to Inclusivity

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) have long been among Bucknell’s highest priorities. In our strategic plan, we commit to building and sustaining a diverse community in which all students, faculty and staff experience a sense of belonging supported by a foundation of inclusion, equity and access. A newly created leadership role — vice president for equity & inclusive excellence — will lead the new Office of Equity & Inclusive Excellence and ensure that Bucknell is a truly welcoming community in which to study, live, work and thrive. While previous DEI efforts have addressed the needs of employees and students separately, this office will centralize these functions in a holistic approach to better serve the Bucknell community.

Going Beyond for Students

Two new full-time counseling positions will meet increased need for student mental health care.
The Outdoor Education & Leadership program has expanded to serve over 800 unique students, offering more than 40 off-campus excursions, extending climbing wall and rental center hours and doubling available Bison Bikes rentals.
Chief Anthony Morgan is leading Public Safety to build stronger, more transparent relationships with the campus community.
Renovations have been completed in Fran’s House and Vedder Hall, a new modern apartment-style complex and outdoor recreation space will replace the Mods, and a housing study has been conducted to inform future campus development decisions.
Vivian Kuang smiles sitting at a piano with her hands on the keys
“For the first time in my life, I started to see how unique my own perspectives are. I found encouragement to find my purpose, and was finally proud of who I am. I’m acutely aware that by exposing myself to new experiences here I will discover the best version of who I can be.”

Vivian Kuang ’25, a management major from Lakewood Ranch, Fla., has found purpose through her involvement at Bucknell.