Since Hampshire College was founded, our students, faculty, and staff have been committed to social justice through thought and action. To uphold this commitment we must foster a campus culture based in respect, empathy, and compassion. This year, through the work of three advisory groups, we will address critical issues — of racism and other forms of bigotry, sexual misconduct and campus safety, and fostering constructive dialogue — to ensure that Hampshire is an inclusive and nurturing place for all.
The Advisory Council on Hampshire's Commitment to Anti-Racism will consult campus constituencies and think broadly about the issues that Hampshire College needs to address about racism and supporting members of under-represented communities on campus.
Hampshire College has a moral and a legal obligation to assure that every member of our community is protected from sexual assault and harassment, and to take action to investigate and address violations of federal or state laws, College policies, or community standards.
The Advisory Council on Speaking Across Resilient Communities (SPARC) will survey, examine, and embrace a vibrant campus community engaged in dialogue across a range of issue areas and socio-political concerns. We will make recommendations for enhancing effective communication strategies between and throughout classrooms and campus life.