The Office of Human Resources
The Office of Human Resources is committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff comprised of women and men that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups.
Higher Education Opportunity Program
The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) provides access to educationally and economically disadvantaged students, increasing campus diversity.
The Office of Intercultural Affairs
The Intercultural Affairs Center is a welcoming space that fosters an environment where students find support, challenges, and grounding for their personal growth, academic success and the development of their leadership skills. Our programs and collaborative initiatives aim to broaden cross-cultural understanding, foster an appreciation of diversity, inclusion and social justice and strengthen community bonds.
The Office of Spiritual Engagement
The Office of Religious Life seeks to constructively engage the pluralism of contemporary life and promote a respect for the dignity of every human being, a concern for justice and peace among all people.
Community Engagement and Service-Learning
Bringing the classroom into the community, the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning encourages students become engaged in the many cultures of our own society.
The Counseling Center strives to enhance the well-being of students through facilitating their emotional, interpersonal, and intellectual development. The Counseling Center team works to create a safe environment that is inclusive and welcoming of all students, and serve as consultants to the greater campus.
LGBTQ+ Resource Center
During 2016-2017, a steering committee of faculty, staff, and students established the Colleges’ LGBTQ+ Resource Center. The Center actively promotes academic and personal growth for the HWS LGBTQ+ community.
First Generation Initiative
The First Generation Initiative (FGI) is an institutional initiative that strives to build a connected and supportive community of first generation students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae. The program was started in 2006 and is currently directed by Christine de Denus, an Associate Professor of Chemistry who is first generation herself.
Afro-Latino Alumni and Alumnae Association
The purpose of the Afro-Latino Alumni and Alumnae Association (ALAA) is to promote the interests of HWS and its Afro Latino Alumni and Alumnae to partner with the president, Board of Trustees, Directors of Alumni and Alumnae Relations, Office of Development, and the Hobart Alumni Association and William Smith College Alumnae Association in order to strengthen relations among the Colleges and alumni and alumnae of color.
Readings and Websites
Diversity & Democracy (a print and online newsletter)
- Association of American Colleges and Universities
- American Association of People with Disabilities
- National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education
- Gay Alliance
- GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
- National Organization for Women
- Campus Women Lead
On June 13, 2020, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in partnership with the Africana Studies Department, the Office of Intercultural Affairs and the Office of the President hosted the first of a series of virtual teach-ins on racial justice. Titled “Voices of Protest and Love: Liberatory Knowledge in the Hour of George Floyd,” educators, scholars and activists came together to share knowledge, lived experiences and resources with the HWS community. A recording of the teach-in along with transcripts and resources shared by viewers are available below.
- History of the Present: State-Sanctioned Anti-Black Violence with Assistant Professor of History Janette Gayle
- The Truth of Our Moment with Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Ricky Price
Viewer Recommended Businesses, Causes and Organizations to Support:
- African American Men’s Association of Geneva
- Black-owned Businesses in Ithaca, N.Y.
- Buy From a Black Woman
- Frugal Bookstore
- The Legacy Museum
- Petition to Reform Geneva Police Department
- Reclaim Our Vote
- Teen Empowerment Rochester
- Uncle Bobbies Coffee and Books
- Women Take the Stage
Viewer Recommended Reading and Resources:
- 26 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students
- Backdoor to Eugenics
- APTR Anti-Racism Toolkit: Curricula
- As Community Calls For Justice, Palmdale Officials Vow Full Investigation Into Robert Fuller’s Death
- City should acknowledge peaceful protest sent power message
- Coretta Scott King Book Awards – All Recipients 1970-present
- Decolonization is Not a Metaphor
- Discourse on Colonialism
- Family Workshop: Talking about Race and Racism with Your Child
- Fatal Invention
- Fighting for an intervention in history in the face of dreams deferred in the making: Twenty years of South African Democracy
- Infectious Fear
- A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, Gets Another Life
- Keywords in Black Protest: A(n Anti-)Vocabulary
- Laboring Women
- Linking Picture Books and Poetry: A Celebration of Black History Month
- Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here!
- The Marrow of Tradition
- Medical Apartheid
- New York State Executive Order No. 203: New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative
- Notes from the Kitchen, the Crossroads, and Everywhere Else, too: Ruptures of Thought, Word, and Deed from the “Arbiters of Blackness Itself”
- On Being White and Other Lies
- Only a Pawn in Their Game
- Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics
- Sing, Unburied, Sing
- To Breathe Together: Co-Conspirators For Decolonial Futures
- Unseen Script Offers New Evidence of a Radical Lorraine Hansberry
- An Uprising Comes From the Viral Underclass
- ‘We are committing educational malpractice’: Why slavery is mistaught — and worse — in American schools.
- Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery’s ‘Hard History’
- Wilmington Race Riot of 1898