Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Diversity at Bard
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Bard seeks to materialize our intellectual commitments to plurality, dialogue, and rigorous study by creating a learning environment whose policies, practices, and interpersonal engagements uphold the College’s aim to meaningfully include the voices, works, and ideas of communities and cultures historically marginalized in liberal arts and sciences education. DEI at Bard aims to work at the systemic as well as the interpersonal level to address the implicit and explicit ways racism, sexism, classism, ableism and religious discrimination impact the learning process.
What We Do

What We Do

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) collaborates with faculty, staff, and students on learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in local and global communities. In an increasingly intertwined and rapidly changing world, we are dedicated to a rigorous examination of the institutions and structures that sustain inequality. Above all, we maintain an ongoing commitment to decreasing the distance between these ideals and our everyday realities.

The Council for Inclusive Excellence (CIE) sponsors and cosponsors campus-wide events such as speakers, panels, and movie screenings that relate to social justice, intercultural communication, equity, and inclusion. The council is committed to making Bard an environment that is supportive of communities historically marginalized in liberal arts and sciences education.