As the Director of Multicultural Student Services, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Bentley University. Whether you are a prospective or current student, parent, alum, or colleague, the information contained within our site should be useful in providing you with a comprehensive overview of our programs and services. The Multicultural Center (MCC) serves as a catalyst to weave multicultural education into the experiences of our university community, ensuring our students possess the necessary skills to function in a global society. We acknowledge that all students exhibit universal needs that transcend racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. As a result, our programs and services are designed to facilitate the personal and professional development of students at Bentley University and to provide educational opportunities on diversity for the Bentley community as a whole. Thus, all students are invited and encouraged to make the choice to be challenged by the many diverse opportunities offered through fellowship, leadership, and multicultural education and interactions.
The MCC supports the academic success of students of color and works to build an inclusive campus community. Our programs focus on enriching students' experiences and encouraging cross-cultural dialogue on campus. The MCC serves and advocates for all ALANA (African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American) students.
The MCC executes its mission in collaboration with other departments within the university. All students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University are welcome to partner with the MCC in advancing its efforts to support students of color.
For further questions, or information, stop by the Multicultural Center on the 3rd Floor of the Student Center, Room 360. We are open for browsing resources, checking-in, hosting a meeting or just plain relaxing or stopping by to say! We can be reached by phone at 781-891-2132 or via e-mail address at GA_MultiCultural_Center@bentley.edu.
Jeannette M. Buntin, Director
Class of 2016
Hometown: Lawrence, MA
Majors: Corporate Finance and Accounting
Student Involvement: La Cultura Latina (LCL) Treasurer, National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), STEP Assistant Tutor Summer 2013, Service Learning Mentor, Black United Body (BUB), ALANA Experience
"I chose Bentley because of the people. The small campus has allowed me to get to know students, faculty, and staff on a personal level and also build a professional network for jobs and internship opportunities. Aside from the academic year, I was also part of the ALANA experience this past summer. Through the ALANA program, I was able to create bonds and friendships that I have kept even now which has made it 100x easier to get by my freshman year"
Class of 2015
Hometown: Lowell, Ma
Student Involvement: Varsity Football, Intermural Basketball, Member of NABA
"Growing up in the Massachusetts area I always knew about Bentley University. I always heard how great of a school Bentley University was, but it was just too close to home I wanted to experience something different. So I accepted a football scholarship to attend Lafayette College and I found myself unhappy there. I decided to transfer and Bentley was my school of choice solely because of the recognition and respect it receives in the cooperate world. Although, I was all about business when I decided to transfer here I have found out that it is very socially accepting environment. Now I am set up to thrive athletically, academically, and socially.
MCC has welcomed me with opened arms. Before I even step foot on campus I was welcomed by the staff. MCC has made a stressful situation like transferring mid-semester into a smooth one. In the short time that I have been here MCC has had my back with any obstacle that I have encountered. I plan on keeping a strong relationship with MCC for the rest of the time here and when I am a very very very successful alum."
Class of 2015
Hometown: Boston, MA
Student Involvement: Service Learning, La Cultura Latina (LCL), Career Edge Intern
"I chose Bentley University for its amazing career services assistance, the business areas of concentration they have to offer, and the location! It was important for me to attend the ALANA Experience Program because it helped me engage with other, diverse students who have had or would be going through the same first year nerves as I was and at the same time!"
Class of 2013
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Major: Computer Information Systems
Student Involvement: Student Advisory Board, Black United Body
"I chose Bentley because of its academic reputation and because it was a place that I knew would challenge me to be better in all aspects.The ALANA Experience Program helped me because I was able to meet new people and start building relationships with people in my class."