The Office of Human Resources
The Office of Human Resources is committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff comprised of women and men that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups.
Higher Education Opportunity Program
The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) provides access to educationally and economically disadvantaged students, increasing campus diversity.
The Office of Intercultural Affairs
The Intercultural Affairs Center is a welcoming space that fosters an environment where students find support, challenges, and grounding for their personal growth, academic success and the development of their leadership skills. Our programs and collaborative initiatives aim to broaden cross-cultural understanding, foster an appreciation of diversity, inclusion and social justice and strengthen community bonds.
The Office of Spiritual Engagement
The Office of Religious Life seeks to constructively engage the pluralism of contemporary life and promote a respect for the dignity of every human being, a concern for justice and peace among all people.
Community Engagement and Service-Learning
Bringing the classroom into the community, the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning encourages students become engaged in the many cultures of our own society.
The Counseling Center strives to enhance the well-being of students through facilitating their emotional, interpersonal, and intellectual development. The Counseling Center team works to create a safe environment that is inclusive and welcoming of all students, and serve as consultants to the greater campus.
LGBTQ+ Resource Center
During 2016-2017, a steering committee of faculty, staff, and students established the Colleges’ LGBTQ+ Resource Center. The Center actively promotes academic and personal growth for the HWS LGBTQ+ community.
First Generation Initiative
The First Generation Initiative (FGI) is an institutional initiative that strives to build a connected and supportive community of first generation students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae. The program was started in 2006 and is currently directed by Christine de Denus, an Associate Professor of Chemistry who is first generation herself.
Afro-Latino Alumni and Alumnae Association
The purpose of the Afro-Latino Alumni and Alumnae Association (ALAA) is to promote the interests of HWS and its Afro Latino Alumni and Alumnae to partner with the president, Board of Trustees, Directors of Alumni and Alumnae Relations, Office of Development, and the Hobart Alumni Association and William Smith College Alumnae Association in order to strengthen relations among the Colleges and alumni and alumnae of color.
Readings and Websites
Diversity & Democracy (a print and online newsletter)
- Association of American Colleges and Universities
- American Association of People with Disabilities
- National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education
- Gay Alliance
- GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
- National Organization for Women
- Campus Women Lead
On June 13, 2020, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in partnership with the Africana Studies Department, the Office of Intercultural Affairs and the Office of the President hosted the first of a series of virtual teach-ins on racial justice. Titled “Voices of Protest and Love: Liberatory Knowledge in the Hour of George Floyd,” educators, scholars and activists came together to share knowledge, lived experiences and resources with the HWS community. A recording of the teach-in along with transcripts and resources shared by viewers are available below.
Viewer Recommended Businesses, Causes and Organizations to Support:
- African American Men’s Association of Geneva
- Black-owned Businesses in Ithaca, N.Y.
- Buy From a Black Woman
- Frugal Bookstore
- The Legacy Museum
- Petition to Reform Geneva Police Department
- Reclaim Our Vote
- Teen Empowerment Rochester
- Uncle Bobbies Coffee and Books
- Women Take the Stage
Viewer Recommended Reading and Resources:
- 26 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students
- Backdoor to Eugenics
- APTR Anti-Racism Toolkit: Curricula
- As Community Calls For Justice, Palmdale Officials Vow Full Investigation Into Robert Fuller’s Death
- City should acknowledge peaceful protest sent power message
- Coretta Scott King Book Awards – All Recipients 1970-present
- Decolonization is Not a Metaphor
- Discourse on Colonialism
- Family Workshop: Talking about Race and Racism with Your Child
- Fatal Invention
- Fighting for an intervention in history in the face of dreams deferred in the making: Twenty years of South African Democracy
- Infectious Fear
- A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, Gets Another Life
- Keywords in Black Protest: A(n Anti-)Vocabulary
- Laboring Women
- Linking Picture Books and Poetry: A Celebration of Black History Month
- Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here!
- The Marrow of Tradition
- Medical Apartheid
- New York State Executive Order No. 203: New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative
- Notes from the Kitchen, the Crossroads, and Everywhere Else, too: Ruptures of Thought, Word, and Deed from the “Arbiters of Blackness Itself”
- On Being White and Other Lies
- Only a Pawn in Their Game
- Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics
- Sing, Unburied, Sing
- To Breathe Together: Co-Conspirators For Decolonial Futures
- Unseen Script Offers New Evidence of a Radical Lorraine Hansberry
- An Uprising Comes From the Viral Underclass
- ‘We are committing educational malpractice’: Why slavery is mistaught — and worse — in American schools.
- Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery’s ‘Hard History’
- Wilmington Race Riot of 1898
Student Led Initiatives
This document was created by Fatim Cisse ’23
Hour of power Chats: power to dismantle, unify, educate, and strengthen
#I said black lives matter and that’s that on THAT!
To have weekly saturday zoom meetings at 12:30pm to discuss the upcoming revolution
Saturday June 6, 2020 at 12:30
Students at HWS and other campuses (tell a friend), scholars willing to give insight on the topic being discussed that day, and people in the positions we are discussing.
- To educate the black mind to have a deeper understanding of self
- juxtapose black history before colonization and after
- Empower the black existence so that they feel prepared and confident to advocate and teach other blacks
- Discuss revolutionary current, past, and global black events
- Prepare black people for the revolution and expose them to black resources/tools
- Become a black supportive group both emotionally, intellectually, and economically
- Learn how to first acknowledge generational pain and trauma to then abdicate it and STOP the cycle!
- Learn as much as we can about ourselves for ourselves ( It’s only up from here folks!!!)
Having weekly Hours Of Power chats will help blacks unlearn all the false identities put on to them and help them realize the absolute power they have without such white identities placed on them. The sessions will help blacks become more dependent on one another rather than the white man. Our weekly sessions will help blacks fully understand that any progression of blacks has been made by black people, which will create a space of responsibility and unification within the Hour Of Power Chats. I encourage all people of color, scholars willing to add to the conversations, and people in the positions being disused to join the zoom call. I want you to walk away knowing your power so that you know how to make change and that you can make change that will inspire others to do the same.
What will the first meeting be about? ( June 6)
The goal of the first meeting will be to discuss police brutality on the local level. As the weeks progress we will be discussing police brutalities on a state then national level. The goal is to not just identify the problem, but how black communities looked before the problem. In this case the problem is white supremacy, corruption, and police brutality. I think it’s really important to teach blacks what things looked like before this mass corruption so that they can feel deserving and understand their stance when advocating for themselves. To help us navigate this conversation will be Dr. Hussain, students of the HWS community, scholars on the topic and potential people in these positions Hussain or some of you have connections too.
What am I asking from potential organizers?
Help make this happen, both I and your ancestors believe in you! THANK YOU AND I LOVE YA!!!!! Black POWERRRRR FOREVVAAAAA