Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Mission

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion fosters dignity and respect ensuring that all members of the HWS community have an equal opportunity to thrive.

Diversity Statement

At Hobart and William Smith Colleges we strive to create a just and inclusive environment where all students, faculty and staff are valued and respected. We believe that diversity in identity and perspective enriches our community and prepares us all to lead lives of consequence. We recognize that historical practices and policies have privileged certain groups while excluding others from institutions of higher education, and thus the work of diversity at HWS seeks to account for those inequities by promoting college access and working to ensure that every member of the HWS community has an equal opportunity to thrive.

DEI News

Good Morning America Profiles Professor Makker in “Making Asian American Pacific Islander History”

Mon, 21 Jun 2021

MakkerGood Morning America’s celebration of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are “making history right now” features Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker, an architect, artist and writer. Associate…

DEI Encourages Education and Participation for Juneteenth

Thu, 24 Jun 2021

Juneteenth Tabling Farms Market KColton-0024-2“For generations, education about the significance of Juneteenth has gone hand-in-hand with celebrations of Juneteenth. We can all be a part of this tradition by learning and teaching about this extraordinary holiday,” says Associate Professor of Education and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Khuram Hussain,

Investigative Journalism, the Nation of Islam and Racial Uplift

Thu, 10 Jun 2021

HWS Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Khuram HussainAn article about Muhammad Speaks by Khuram Hussain, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is featured in JSTOR Daily. In an article this month, Associate Professor of Education and…

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