Diversity and Inclusion
To strengthen and sustain a campus culture that embraces different ways of thinking, living, working, and learning, Wellesley College established the Partnerships for Diversity and Inclusion.
The Partnerships for Diversity and Inclusion Initiative is coordinated by Robbin Chapman, associate provost and academic director for diversity and inclusion; Victor Kazanjian, dean of intercultural education and religious and spiritual life; and Carolyn Slaboden, interim co-director of human resources and director of employment, diversity, and inclusion.
Goals of the Partnerships' work include:
- Making Wellesley exemplary and innovative in all areas of recruitment, hiring, and retention of faculty and staff, and attracting, retaining, and engaging of a diverse community of students and alumnae.
- Enriching the intellectual community at Wellesley by enhancing diversity and inclusion content in courses, programs, and experiences across academic programs and co-curricular experiences.
- Developing a campus climate in which all campus members are fully engaged, where issues of inclusion are addressed, and where the values of diversity and inclusion are seen as essential for excellence in teaching, learning, and working for all members of the Wellesley College community.
- Increasing the capacity for equitable scholarship and leadership by equipping community members with tools for citizenship within a diverse and inclusive community.
Please review our Glossary of Terms if any of the language we use is unfamiliar to you.
On October 16, 2012, the Partnerships will launch Wellesley’s Intiative for Diversity and Inclusion with an all-day gathering of Wellesley students, faculty, union and administrative staff, and alumnae. All are invited to participate in hands-on activities, interactive multimedia experiences, lectures, workshops, and dialogue/networking sessions related to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion that will be held at locations across campus.