Diversity at Skidmore
Asian Cultural Awareness Club dinner (photo by Jarred Green '15)
Asian Cultural Awareness Club dinner (photo by Jarred Green '15)

Diversity and Inclusion at Skidmore College

In support of Goal II of the Strategic Plan, the Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding (CIGU) -- with the endorsement of President Philip A. Glotzbach and the Institutional Planning and Priorities Committee -- has issued the following statement:

Skidmore College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community in which members develop their abilities to live in a complex and interconnected world. Consistent with our educational mission, we recognize ourselves as a community that respects individual identities based on varying sociocultural characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, first language, religious and spiritual tradition, age, ability, socioeconomic status, and learning style.

We strive to create a socially just world that honors the dignity and worth of each individual, and we seek to build a community centered on mutual respect and openness to ideas — one in which individuals value cultural and intellectual diversity and share the responsibility for creating a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment. We recognize that our community is most inclusive when all members participate to their full capacity in the spirited, and sometimes challenging, conversations that are at the center of the College’s educational mission.


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