Inequity exists on our campus, and we are steadfastly committed to disrupting all its forms. See the active steps we’re taking and join this commitment.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At Hamilton, we embrace diversity, commit to work against systemic racism and bigotry, and support a community where all individuals, without exception, feel valued, empowered, and treated fairly.
Our mission to prepare students for lives of meaning, purpose, and active citizenship is inextricably tied to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Serious intellectual inquiry and informed engagement with our ever-changing world depend on open dialogue among people with differing perspectives and values, and from different backgrounds.
The work of achieving an inclusive, equitable community is of paramount importance. Hamilton is continually striving to make further progress through positive action, change, and growth.
WHY ARE DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION PRIORITIES ON OUR CAMPUS?
Some members of our community feel that they are not treated equitably due to their race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, physical ability, religion, socioeconomic status, or other factors. That’s not acceptable. At Hamilton, we celebrate diversity in all forms because our community benefits from the perspectives we share and the mutual respect we show one another. An appreciation for our differences connects us and is essential to providing the best education possible.
HOW ARE WE WORKING TOWARD A MORE DIVERSE, EQUITABLE, AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY?
We have work to do to be the community we aim to be. The College has made it a priority to develop and execute a comprehensive plan of action to effect sustainable, meaningful change in the short- and long-term. A newly appointed Advisory Council, with broad representation, will recommend further courses of sustainable action, informed by careful listening sessions with individuals and groups. See updates on our progress.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Building a community where everyone feels included, valued, and respected will take consistent effort from each one of us. We must all listen. We must elevate underrepresented voices. We must speak up against inequity, systemic racism, and bigotry. Join the conversation by sharing your ideas with Maria Genao-Homs, associate dean of diversity and inclusion, via Speak Up.
How we’re working to advocate for a comprehensive plan of action to effect sustainable, meaningful change
College Programs & Services
How we support a community where everyone feels valued and empowered
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Latinx Heritage Month Celebrates Memories, Roots, Rebirth
Research and Discovery
Finding New Languages for Creative Expression
The idea of a summer research project might bring to mind images of laboratories and libraries. But for Malik Irish ’22, it looks a lot different. The sociology and art double major is currently working on music videos to accompany an EP he’s writing titled Fantasy World: Living in the System. His work is funded through an Emerson research grant.
First Impressions from First-Year Students
In further (happy) evidence that life has returned to normal on College Hill, the first influx of accepted members of the Class of 2025 has arrived. The 42 students, who are part of the College’s Opportunity Programs, are spending five jam-packed weeks getting introduced to Hamilton’s academic rigor and, with support, building a personalized foundation for success. We caught up with six of them recently at McEwen Dining Hall to learn a bit about their perspectives on beginning their first year at Hamilton.