Diversity & Inclusion

Our mission can best be achieved through a diverse, inclusive, and accessible environment for all.

At the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, it is our belief that our intellectual community depends upon the critical but collegial collaboration of diverse individuals from multiple communities of origin, religious traditions, ethnic and racial backgrounds, gender and sexual identities, schools of thought, and ethical and political commitments, some living with disabilities. Furthermore, our mission as a tax-exempt private educational institution is to serve the public good by educating and nurturing research and discovery. These goals can only be achieved through a diverse, inclusive, and accessible environment, in which all people are, and feel themselves to be, respected as moral equals engaged in a common pursuit of expanding the boundaries of our knowledge and creativity.

As such, the dean constituted a committee to create a Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for CAS that offered a truly comprehensive vision and addresses faculty and staff diversity, the climate for diversity, the need for governance, and the diversity of students and curricula. The committee sought a broad consensus through college-wide discussions that include faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the college.

In December 2017, the Strategic Planning Committee produced a final report with recommendations to develop a more diverse and inclusive College. Read the full report here.