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 Office of Intercultural Affairs (ICA) promotes racial and ethnic pluralism by fostering interaction among people of many cultures. ICA provides opportunities for all HWS community members to celebrate their cultural heritage by regularly hosting a variety of cultural events, like Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Hispanic Heritage Month and Women’s History Month.

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.

Counseling Center
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.


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.