The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works with the Earlham College community to cultivate appreciation and respect for all human differences. At Earlham College, we strive to create social justice and to treat all people with respect, honoring human dignity. We also recognize the importance of inclusion—allowing space for multiple perspectives and narratives as an integral component of appreciating diversity.
Through formal and informal educational programs, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion engages students, faculty and staff, as individuals and in community, to reflect on and learn about complex issues that either impede or facilitate social justice. The Associate Dean of Student Life/Director of Diversity and Inclusion also advises and mentors underrepresented students on individual and organizational bases. Additionally, the office collaborates with other programs and departments to ensure that we are engaging diversity and practicing inclusion campus-wide.
In March 2015, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion sponsored an intergenerational workshop for students, faculty and staff. Shakti Butler, Ph.D., facilitated learning based on her film, "Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity." Earlham will continue to work with World Trust around issues of diversity and inclusion for the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.