Community and Inclusion

Community and inclusion provides students the opportunity to explore their personal and social identities, develop an understanding of privilege and oppression through cross-cultural dialogues, programs, and services while also honoring, celebrating, and acknowledging the past and present historical struggles and achievements of groups from historically marginalized identities and underserved communities.

We focus on three values 

  1. Identity Exploration 
  2. Education
  3. Celebration

Shaping a collaborative learning environment

We develop and implement programs and provide services which shape a collaborative learning environment that integrates both curricular and co-curricular theories and practices for all students, regardless of their personal/social identities and/or experiences. 

Students are actively engaged in programs and services that:

  • acknowledge, celebrate, and honor the diversity of our students,
  • create opportunities for dialogue across difference,
  • encourage self-reflection,
  • empower students to become allies who will promote an equitable and inclusive community while serving as social change agents in a diverse and global society.

Fostering an inclusive community

Community and Inclusion fosters an inclusive environment in which students from historically marginalized identities and underserved communities feel a sense of belonging by developing and enhancing collaborative programmatic initiatives which promote

  • identity development
  • well-being
  • resilience
  • leadership development
  • self-reflection
  • self-advocacy
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Community and Inclusion Staff

Meet the staff who help develop and implement the programs and services that continue to build our inclusive community.
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Cultural Centers: Safe Spaces for Belonging

Centers host programming to increase inter-connectedness for students & allies who identify as African, Asian, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Native American and more.
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MoZone Peer Education Program

A social justice peer education program led by trained students who provide hands on training and facilitate interactive dialogues.

Annual Events

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Annual Women of Color Conference

The Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference seeks to empower self-identifying women of color across the Five Colleges, Pioneer Valley and beyond.
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Hortense Parker Celebration

Named for the College's first known student of color, an event to celebrate & raise awareness of the history, struggles & achievements of women of color.