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Commitment to Diversity

Our diverse individual and community identities, backgrounds, cultural, political, social, and economic perspectives together form Hampshire College, and transforms us into an active and passionately engaged community of active learners that values freedom with respect; a community that embodies social responsibility; and a community that values voice and agency.

Diversity is at the core of our collaborative, creative, inquiry-based model of education because true interdisciplinary pedagogy, by definition, is inclusive of the knowledge and experiences of groups who have been historically underrepresented in the academy.

We consider recruitment, retention, and support of a diverse community one of our fundamental responsibilities.

At Hampshire diversity encompasses multiple and intersecting identities including but not limited to race, class, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, religious expression, physical and mental abilities, military and veteran status, and political expression.

We aspire to foster an inclusive community of individuals who share a commitment to all forms of anti-oppression, social justice, respectful discourse, and engagement.

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