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

Tackling Mass Incarceration through Social Innovation

Wed, 21 Oct 2020

HackathonThis year’s Hackathon, a 24-hour social innovation challenge, tackled the issue of mass incarceration. Sponsored by the Centennial Center, the event included nine teams from Hobart and William Smith and…

Free Hosts New Podcast “Amended”

Fri, 11 Sep 2020

FreeThe 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified 100 years ago. Today, as America reflects on the legacy of voter suppression and the exclusion of Black, Indigenous, Women of…

Join Discussion on John Lewis’ Good Trouble

Wed, 16 Sep 2020

John LewisThe Colleges will celebrate the life of civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis with a screening of “John Lewis: Good Trouble” on campus and online on Tuesday, Sept.…

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