and building a diverse campus community through respect and inclusion are fundamental to Colgate’s mission2
. 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 engagement3
. We acknowledge that in order to fulfill our aspirations, we must free ourselves from personal biases, ingrained social stereotypes, and institutionalized forms of discrimination4
. While we recognize that there are challenges in the experience of diversity, we seek to face them in a spirit of growth and learning.
Strengthen diversity recruitment efforts.
Collaborate with the Provost and Dean of the Faculty and Human Resources as well as individual departments and search committees to employ recruitment efforts designed to attract and retain an excellent and diverse faculty and staff.
Respond to concerns regarding equity and diversity, including perceived discrimination and harassment.
Educate the campus community about the university’s Policy on Equal Opportunity, Nondiscrimination, Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Harassment, and take steps for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints of harassment and discrimination, including Title IX complaints.
Offer diversity education opportunities for the Colgate community.
Provide discrimination and harassment prevention trainings and facilitate opportunities for dialogue across differences.
Coordinate campus-wide efforts to promote a welcoming and inclusive climate.
Design and implement integrated initiatives to increase understanding, respect, and inclusion.
Assess the progress of ongoing diversity efforts.
Establish benchmarks and implement coherent, systematic assessments of progress for faculty, staff, and students. Oversee the university’s response to campus climate surveys.
Develop strategies to communicate and publicize Colgate’s diversity achievements.
Provide up-to-date information on diversity programs and initiatives.
Offer dual-career assistance
Provide job search assistance, information, and support to a dual-career spouse or partner. Visit our dual-career assistance page
for more information.
Concerned About a Friend? Report an incident or concern
if you are concerned about a student. It is important to share that information so we can seek to provide assistance.
Office Information Location: 102 Lathrop Hall
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Staff Marilyn D. Rugg
Associate Provost for Equity and Diversity
Title IX Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Charged with fostering a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the university’s faculty, staff, administration, and student body. Also serves as the University Title IX Officer.
Executive Director for Equity and inclusion, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action email@example.com
Oversees the university's efforts with respect to EEO/AA, serves as ADA compliance officer and partners with various departments across the university on initiatives involving diversity and inclusion.
Senior Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org