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Colby's Statement on Diversity

Colby College is dedicated to the education of humane, thoughtful, and engaged persons prepared to respond to the challenges of an increasingly diverse and global society and to the issues of justice that arise therein. The College also is committed to fostering a fully inclusive campus community, enriched by persons of different races, gender identities, ethnicities, nationalities, economic backgrounds, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, political beliefs, and spiritual values. We strive to confront and overcome actions and attitudes that discourage the widest possible range of participation in our community, and we seek to deepen our understanding of diversity in our daily relationships and in our dealings as an institution. 

What diversity means to us

Colby has adopted the term “diverse” to describe the kind of community we hope to build and maintain on Mayflower Hill. Our definition of what constitutes diversity may—and probably should—change over time, but when we promote diversity now we are expressing our commitment to an inclusive campus community, enriched by persons of different races, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, economic backgrounds, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, and spiritual values; to ensuring equal opportunity for all who work or study here; to sustaining a climate of civility, mutual respect, and tolerance; to promoting the free and open exchange of ideas, including unpopular ideas; to an open and inclusive governing and decision-making process; and to broadly educating students for life in a complex world.

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THANK YOU to our alumni, families, and friends for making this #GivingTuesday a successful one! We raised over $200,000 from our community. Your continuous generosity makes all the difference, and we are grateful for your support.

THANK YOU to our alumni, families, and friends for making this #GivingTuesday a successful one! We raised over $200,000 from our community. Your continuous generosity makes all the difference, and we are grateful for your support.

Trustee Shaquan Huntt ’13 has been named the Carey Gabay Fellow by the Governor of New York. The full-time legal Fellowship program entails working with the governor's staff on issues like violence prevention, economic equality, and community development. http://spr.ly/6018JoMhs

Coinciding with the December 1st #WorldAIDSDay, today we're recognizing Day With(out) Art—a global day of action and mourning for arts communities in response to the AIDS crisis—by spotlighting Untitled Study - Day Without Art - for a Cure by Frank Moore, which was originally created for ...the day in 1992. ⁠

Organized by @Visual_AIDS since 1989, Day With(out) Art has encouraged responses ranging from museums and galleries replacing significant artworks on view with placards about HIV/AIDS, to exhibitions, programs, and performances celebrating those who died from AIDS, to artists like Moore creating art for the event. ⁠

Frank Moore lost his partner, Robert Fulps to AIDS-related complications in 1987, and was himself HIV positive. He was a noted AIDS activist, serving as a founding member of Visual AIDS and contributing to the creation of the Red Ribbon Project, which has become a prominent global symbol of AIDS awareness. ⁠

Day With(out) Art continues to honor those impacted by HIV/AIDS, underscoring the power of art as activism. ⁠

Frank Moore, Untitled Study - Day Without Art - for a Cure, c. 1992 Silkscreen and gouache on paper. 24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm). Gift of the Gesso Foundation. Accession Number: 2019.507

Coinciding with #WorldAIDSDay, today we're recognizing Day With(out) Art—a global day of action and mourning for arts communities in response to the AIDS crisis—by spotlighting Untitled Study - Day Without Art - for a Cure by Frank Moore, which was created for the day in 1992.

Half the world’s beaches could disappear by 2100, with erosion and sea-level rise swallowing shorelines everywhere. See how Asst. Prof. of Geology Alejandra Ortiz is using advanced interactive research tools to help us see which areas are most at risk. http://spr.ly/6014JWh5M

Attention local families: Registration for our free Art Boxes: Feeling Festive, is LIVE! Sign up to receive a free box filled with all the instructions and materials your child needs to create art inspired by the Colby Museum's collections and exhibitions: ...https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-box-feeling-festive-tickets-209418746107

UPDATE: We just sold out of our Art Boxes! Thank you for your enthusiasm and interest in registering; for those who were unable to register for one, you can pick up free Create-It Kits from our lobby, which contains a winter-themed art activity. Please stay tuned on our social media and website for... the next iteration of Art Boxes.

Attention local families: Registration for our free Art Boxes: Feeling Festive, is now LIVE!

Sign up to receive a free Art Box, filled with all the instructions and materials your child needs to create art inspired by the Colby Museum's collections and exhibitions. Activities are designed for young creators in grades 4–6; younger children may need adult assistance. Boxes can be picked up at the Colby Museum between December 15–22, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so register now through our link in bio or here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-box-feeling-festive-tickets-209418746107

[email protected] published an article on higher ed institutions addressing caste discrimination, highlighting the College’s efforts and leadership with this issue.

Caste is unfamiliar to many Americans, but colleges, at the urging of South Asian students, are including it in their anti-discrimination policies.
https://bit.ly/3cIoERo