Colby-Sawyer College is committed to a campus climate that welcomes, values, and represents equity, diversity, and inclusion. We believe a diverse community is critical to the emotional, psychological, and intellectual growth of faculty, staff, and students.
Equity: We value the fair and just treatment of all faculty, staff, and students. We will create opportunities and minimize the barriers that have prevented the full participation of historic and current under-represented and marginalized groups. We will actively challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination.
Diversity: We recognize the important contributions diverse perspectives and lived experiences bring to our community. We seek to increase our diversity in the faculty, staff, and student body. At Colby-Sawyer, we adopt a comprehensive definition of diversity and recognize that there are various ways that individuals and groups can be disadvantaged in traditional power structures. This expansive definition includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, religion, socioeconomic status, language, age, and cognitive and physical (dis)ability status and where all of these identities intersect.
Inclusion: Our college will continue to make our faculty, staff, and students feel welcomed, valued, respected, and supported to fully participate in our community. There will be an intentional, ongoing effort to ensure diverse individuals’ voices are heard.
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force is a joint faculty, staff, alumni, and student-led committee. The mission of this task force is to:
The work of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force will result in ongoing:
Our goal is that these outcomes will be evident at every level of the college: across the student body and alumni, among faculty and staff, within the administration, and into the New London community.
The Diversity & Inclusion Fellow plays a central role in identifying and implementing initiatives that enhance the overall success of students, while providing avenues for personal growth and increased advocacy, involvement and support for the Colby-Sawyer community.
Diversity & Inclusion Fellow