"Diverse community is the touchstone of Mount Holyoke’s identity and will continue to be one of its highest aspirations in the twenty-first century. Diversity not only enhances the critical and moral education of Mount Holyoke students, but also represents our collective commitment to social justice, and to thinking deeply about issues of difference, pluralism and community." (The Plan 2010, p.4)
The ad hoc 2003 Presidential Commission on Diverse Community, made up of faculty, students and staff, was charged with assessing and enhancing the role that diversity plays in our work environment, our community, and especially in the curricular and co-curricular dimensions of our college. Recommendations were published in the extensive Report of the Presidential Commission on Diverse Community distributed community wide in September 2005, charging all members of our community to work for positive change in accordance with the goals it put forth.
This website tracks, as best as it is able, the multifaceted campus-wide areas of progress and challenge.