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

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What we do

The Office Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) works with partners across campus to build an educational, residential and professional environment where all community members feel valued and respected. We envision a community where diversity is embraced and consistently sought, and where equity and inclusion are practiced. By focusing on the following key areas: recruitment and retention, campus climate, and education, the Office strives to both enhance the representation of diverse individuals on campus and cultivate a sense of belonging for all.

  • Recruitment and Retention: The ODI works to increase the recruitment of historically underrepresented students, faculty and staff on campus and offers programs and initiatives to ensure their success.
  • Campus Climate: The ODI cultivates an environment where all students, faculty and staff feel respected and have a sense of belonging. The ODI uses various mechanisms to assess the campus climate and develop necessary interventions to respond.
  • Education: The ODI collaborates with various offices to ensure that institution wide opportunities for diversity education and cultural competency are available and accessed by students, faculty and staff.

Progress to Date

  • Immigration Teach-In; February 2017
  • Establishment of the Diversity and Inclusion Award; April 2017
  • Pilot Departmental Analysis of Diversity and Inclusion; April 2017
  • STEM Scholars Program; Summer 2017
  • Campus Safety Regional Training; Summer 2017
  • Diversity and Inclusion Timeline; summer 2017
  • Strategic Diversity Plan; completed in December 2016
  • Diversity in Admissions Program; December 2016
  • "From Slave to Citizen" Student Art Exhibit; November 2016
  • Establishment of the Bias Incident Response Team; November 2016
  • Islamophobia Student Discussion; October 2016
  • Perspectives on Police Violence Panel; September 2016
  • RA Training on Inclusive Campus; September 2016
  • Conversation on Race and Citizen with Professor Khuram Hussain; July 2016
  • Orientation Mentor Training on Inclusive Campuses; August 2016


Solomé Rose
Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Phone: (315) 781-4555


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Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3000

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