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

Jessada Mahatthananchai '09

Jessada Mahatthananchai '09
When this organic chemistry Ph.D. candidate arrived at Skidmore, the liberal arts were a mystery to him. But thanks to his open mind and intellectual curiosity, he embraced the idea of exposing himself to new subjects, ideas, and experiences. Read More

Diversity in the News

Breaking records

Skidmore has offered admission to a select group of students from a record 8,700 applicants seeking membership to the Class of 2018.

Lecture to explore the roots of Arab uprisings

Rami Zurayk of the American University of Beirut says thousands of hungry, jobless rural migrants are reshaping the Arab world. He'll give a talk, "Bread, Freedom, and Social Justice" at 7 p.m. April 7 in Davis Auditorium.

Author, trans activist Janet Mock to speak on campus

Founder of the #Girlslikeus project, Mock is known for using media to explore issues of identity.