Emerson is inclusive, progressive, and has a strong commitment to justice. We specialize in fields that have a real impact on culture in our media-driven society, and our students use their skills and passions to make the world a better place every day. So, whatever your cause, speak up. Your voice is welcome at Emerson.


Emerson is a globally conscious and civically engaged community, and we care deeply about our city of Boston and the world around it. Here, you will never have trouble finding a way to get involved. For example, you could:

  • Lobby for environmental legislation at the Massachusetts State House with student organization Earth Emerson;
  • Complete an Alternative Spring Break project at a national or local site;
  • Volunteer with a local organization like Rosie’s Place or Boston Cares;
  • Help young children develop language and literacy skills for school through the Jumpstart program;
  • Work to rebrand a city impacted by violence and economic hardships with Communication Studies students in Rosarito, Mexico.


partnerships with community organizations in the Boston area