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Value Statement

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.

WE’RE NOT THERE YET


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.

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.

Days-Massolo Center

Days-Massolo Center


Through forums, panels, lectures, and other programming, the Days-Massolo Center serves as a hub for exploring intersections among gender, race, culture, religion, sexuality, ability, socioeconomic class, and other facets of human difference.

Our Thoughts

Advisory Council

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

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