Messages from the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Maker unknown (Cherokee), Tobacco pipe bowl, late 19th or early 20th century.

Indigenous Heritage Month keynote

Kijua Sanders-McMurtry writes to campus about the ongoing process of acknowledgement, redress, reconciliation and repair towards the Indigenous community.
Map of Massachusetts indicating where indigenous tribes lived

Mount Holyoke’s Land Acknowledgement Policy

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Kijua Sanders-McMurtry on Mount Holyoke’s new Land Acknowledgement Policy & the Indigenous Peoples Day Teach-In.
A black lives matter sign hanging on a lamp post on the Mount Holyoke campus

The Juneteenth holiday

We encourage everyone to confront oppression and we invite members of our community to learn more about Juneteenth.
Aerial photo of the Mount Holyoke campus

Resisting Racism Together

A message from Kijua Sanders-McMurtry in the wake of continued global violence rooted in racism and xenophobia.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

A call to action, inviting each of us in the MHC community to think about our role in preventing individual and collective acts of gender-based harm.
Mount Holyoke College's Field Gates. Photo by Michael Malyszko

Fighting Anti-Asian Hate

Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, VP for Equity and Inclusion, addresses and denounces rising violence and hate crimes in the USA motivated by anti-Asian racism.
MLK Week of Racial Jutice and Reconciliation

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A message about our second annual Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Week of Racial Justice and Reconciliation.
Photo of the Mount Holyoke College sign

Fighting Oppression

Challenging Anti-Blackness and Anti-Semitism Together
A selection of buttons with sayings such as "Ask Me About My Pronouns" and "Trans Lives Matter"

Chosen Name Policy

An important new initiative around chosen names at Mount Holyoke College.
A sign that reads: Diverse, Inclusive, Accepting, Welcoming, Safe Space for Everyone.  We Stand Together.

Trans Rights are Human Rights

Our work is unceasing as we seek to more fully actualize our vision of what it truly means to be an inclusive community.
Illustration of a group of people holding a sign that says "#IRunWithMaud"

Racial Injustice and Violence

A response to recent reminders that the struggle to combat racial oppression is far from over. Sharing resources and announcing virtual events.