Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

About Us

Mission
The Office of Diversity 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.

Rose

Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Solomé Rose
In 2016, Rose was named Interim Chief Diversity Officer responsible for launching the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Her first initiative was leading an HWS-wide effort to develop a strategic diversity plan for the Colleges. Previously, she managed global and community leadership programs in the HWS Centennial Center for Leadership and worked with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation coordinating HIV programs in India and Malawi. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, majoring in Foreign Affairs and African American studies and has a master’s degree in Public Policy from George Mason University. Solome, who identifies as a “third culture kid,” is an Ethiopian American, raised in Cote d’Ivoire and Oman.

Diversity and Inclusion News

Celebrating Inclusion and the Arts

Arts Experience, with guests from Adapt Community Network located in NYCThe ninth annual Arts Experience, a festival celebrating inclusion and the arts, will bring more than 1,000 participants together to explore artistic expression through music, movement and the visual arts.…
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HWS Attends Stanford First-Gen Conference

FirstGen_Stanford_1Eight students, faculty and staff joined more than 250 students and administrators from across the country at the inaugural Stanford First Generation and/or Low Income Conference at Stanford University in…
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Fifty Years Later: Remembering Dr. King

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking.  (Photo by Julian Wasser//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)On the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, Hobart and William Smith Colleges in conjunction with the Geneva community will honor the legacy of the…
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Building Opportunities for Local Students

Lyons_Visit_1Hobart and William Smith welcomed to campus 20 local high school students aspiring to be the first in their families to attend college. The group took tours of campus, attended…
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Mosaic Leads Local Social Justice Workshop

MOSAIC_1For Christopher Williams ’19 and his classmates in Mosaic NY, taking the stage at the First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown before a group of older town residents was powerful. Led…
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CONTACT

Solomé Rose
Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Phone: (315) 781-4555
Email: srose@hws.edu


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Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.