The New England Equity & Engagement Consortium was co-created in 2019, funded through two Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) grants. The grants served to support work that diversifies the professoriate and provides anti-racist and community engaged professional development for faculty. This work continues today and is done as a multi-campus initiative along with Worcester State University, Fitchburg State University, UMass Amherst, College of the Holy Cross, and Merrimack College.