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 the Advisory Council via Be Heard or 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
How you can share your ideas, feedback, and stories with the Advisory Council
College Programs & Services
How we support a community where everyone feels valued and empowered
For More Information
Books, films, podcasts, and other resources to deepen your understanding of systemic racism and steps to address it
Art as Healing
Town Hall Examines Public Opinion on Local Police Reform, Criminal Justice
Last fall, the College-Community Partnership for Racial Justice assembled a series of eight webinars focused on racial equity and police reform, sponsored by the Levitt Center Law and Justice Lab. Since then, the Partnership has collected and organized data from multiple surveys aimed at gauging public opinion on these issues. The results of these surveys were discussed in a virtual town hall on Feb. 11.
Virtual Vigil Launches Black History Month
A soft glow filled campus on Feb. 3 as the Hamilton community honored the Black Lives Matter movement through a virtual vigil. The event, which kicked off Black History Month, featured ice and paper bag luminarias that were lighted and placed outside the Days-Massolo Center, the Chapel, and Sadove Student Center.