Creative Thought Travels
“There are many ways to learn a language, but the most effective way is to immerse yourself in a culture that speaks the language and forces you to communicate with it every day. It’s an incredible experience because no two... Continue Reading →
Did you know that International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Skidmore College is the perfect place... Continue Reading →
This year’s photo contest has finally come to a close. We received over 200 photos this year, and it was really difficult to narrow it down because they were all so great! It looks like everyone had such unique and... Continue Reading →
“Florence is so much more than its tourist attractions, it’s a place rich in life and history. This is the Florence I came for and the one I wish to capture in my shared work and in my mind.” ... Continue Reading →
Diversity and Inclusion at Skidmore College
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.