Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

About Us


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

Arrington ’88 Discusses Beauty Industry, BLM and Change

Fri, 07 Aug 2020

BlackBeautyMatters-DUDuring a Zoom session hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design titled “Pass the Mic: Conversations with Black Creatives – Black Beauty Matters,” HWS Trustee Linda D. Arrington…

Activist Cariol Horne Discusses Police Reform

Fri, 31 Jul 2020

HorneDU6Former Police Officer Cariol Horne shared her story during a talk titled “From Officer to Activist” on Thursday, July 30. Horne’s talk addressed topics including police misconduct, systemic racism and…

Perry ’20 Teaching at Trinity School While Attending UPenn

Fri, 24 Jul 2020

Morgan Perry 20 AStarting this fall, Morgan Perry ’20 will pursue her master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania while teaching visual arts at Trinity School in Manhattan as a Penn Fellow…

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