Global diversity and perspectives play a critical role in shaping and defining our community.
Our diverse student body includes current students from more than 80 countries and an international alumni network with more than 42,000 alumni in 129 countries. Kerry Murphy Healey Park celebrates Babson’s long-standing commitment to global diversity and impact. Visitors arriving on campus are greeted by the Babson World Globe and flags representing the global diversity and mindset of our student body, providing inspirational green space for community members to gather to collaborate in line with Roger W. Babson’s vision. The vision for Kerry Murphy Healey Park included 100 flagpoles to provide a visual reflection of the diversity of Babson’s international student body and a Centennial Walkway with historical markers that tells the story of our first 100 years.
As of fall 2021 all 100 flagpoles were installed and the Centennial Walkway completed. The flags flown in Centennial Park will always reflect the countries of our international student population. The flags will be adjusted based on enrolled students at the start of the fall semester and again in early spring once the flags are installed again after being stored over the winter months. If ever there are more countries represented than flagpoles modifications will be made to display flags in alphabetical order during the fall semester and reverse alphabetical order during the spring semester. This will ensure that the flags for all countries of current students will be flown at some time during each academic year. The Glavin Office in cooperation with the Registrar’s Office and Facilities will confirm the list of flags. The USA, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Babson flags will be flown continuously in the park.
The College recognizes that our global diversity goes beyond our international student population to include U.S. permanent residents, dual citizens and U.S. territory residents that further enrich our campus community.
Inquiries about the flags can be directed to the Glavin Office.