Fostering a diverse and inclusive Colgate community by increasing understanding, respect, and inclusion.
Understanding diversity1 and building a diverse campus community through respect and inclusion are fundamental to Colgate’s mission.2 The University ensures compliance with policies relating to affirmative action, discrimination, and harassment. A variety of cultures and perspectives enriches the quality of campus life, and the opportunity to share different views and experiences is at the core of Colgate’s educational enterprise.
Colgate is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. We strive to be an inclusive community — one that embraces and values diversity in an environment of mutual respect, communication, and engagement.3 We acknowledge that in order to fulfill our aspirations, we must free ourselves from personal biases, ingrained social stereotypes, and institutionalized forms of discrimination.4 While we recognize that there are challenges in the experience of diversity, we seek to face them in a spirit of growth and learning.