Diversity at Skidmore

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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. [Read the full statement.]

Creative Thought at Work

Johane Simelane '13

Johane Simelane '13
A winning combination of exercise science and public health, not to mention a life-changing summer construction project, drove this sophomore from Swaziland to focus on a career goal of improving health services in Africa. Read More

Diversity in the News

Skidmore to host Solomon Northup Day, July 19

A story of enslavement and eventual freedom inspires an afternoon of reflection and celebration.

Rabbi's "Sacred Scraps" to be featured at exhibition

Rabbi Linda Motzkin, Skidmore's Jewish chaplain, has earned acclaim for her ground-breaking work as a soferet (Torah scribe). This Spring Street Gallery exhibition demonstrates the beauty of the parchment-making process.

Performance, workshop by Climbing Poe Tree

Duo to emphasize themes of environmental and social justice.