Dartmouth Plan for Inclusive Excellence

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the Rockefeller Center - July 22, 2020

"Through the various Rockefeller Center programs, we strive to create an inclusive atmosphere in which students from diverse backgrounds come together and learn from one another and from staff and guest speakers. In the past fifteen years, we have been and will continue to be intentional about program design and cohort selection. We value diversity and inclusion and work every day to model these values to the students; our intention is to prepare them to understand what diversity mean and help them to become active contributors to the creation of inclusive and equitable atmospheres in their future workplaces."

-Excerpt from Rockefeller Center July 22, 2020 statement to the Dartmouth Community

Read the full statement.

Read Professor Ron Shaiko's article on diversity in academia.

Joint statement from trustees and senior leadership - July 1, 2020

"As Dartmouth senior leaders, we want to express our strong support for the growing movement across the nation to put an end to systemic and systematic racism demonstrated so tragically by the recent killings of Black people at the hands of the police. We are outraged by these acts of violence, and we are inspired by the diversity of races, backgrounds, and the full spectrum of generations engaged in protesting in cities and towns across this land. We join with them to say that Black Lives Matter, and that racial injustice must end.

We recognize that outrage, and even inspiration will not be enough. If we want to see change in the nation, and at Dartmouth, we must act as well as speak. We know there are no easy solutions to eradicate the oppression and racism Black and other students, faculty, and staff of color experience on our campus and all across our country. Today we rededicate ourselves toward this urgent and overdue goal.

We know that many of you are mobilizing in effective ways to challenge persistent racial injustice and to fight racism."

The Dartmouth Board of Trustees, President Philip J. Hanlon '77 and his senior leadership group - Excerpt from July 1, 2020 Letter to the Dartmouth community

Full Statement from July 1, 2020

Action Plan for Inclusive Excellence - May 27, 2016

"Dartmouth's capacity to advance its dual mission of education and research depends upon the full diversity and inclusivity of this community. We must increase diversity, particularly among our faculty and staff. As we do so, we must also create a community in which every individual, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, disability, nationality, political or religious views, or position within the institution, is respected. On this close-knit and intimate campus, we must ensure that every person knows that he, she, or they is a valued member of our community. Diversity and inclusivity are necessary partners. Without inclusivity, the benefits of diversity—an increase in understanding, improvement in performance, enhanced innovation, and heightened levels of satisfaction—will not be realized."

President Philip Hanlon '77 - Excerpt from May 2016 Letter to the Dartmouth community

Dartmouth Plan for Inclusive Excellence