Welcome

OUR MISSION

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion was established in 2015 as part of the College’s commitment to developing a comprehensive infrastructure for the advancement of inclusion, equity, and pluralism at Bennington.

“The College affirms the intersecting identities of all its community members—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—and recognizes their contributions to the vitality of our unique living and learning environment. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, and power through its institutional policies and areas of study.”

College’s Vision Statement for Institutional Pluralism and Inclusion

Bennington College is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian college located in Bennington, Vermont. It is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

At Bennington, learning and making are inseparable. The faculty are committed not just intellectually, but also as leading practitioners in their field. Students develop ideas in the classroom and then test those ideas where it counts—through hands-on work in the world. The result is a learning experience free of artificial barriers where students imagine, shape, and pursue their best work.

Through a genuinely distinctive education, Bennington cultivates a mindset for change, a capacity to break new ground, and the conditions for progress.

WORKS AND DAYS

Open Monday – Friday 9:00 -5:00 pm

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION READINGS AND MEDIA LIST

What We’re Reading and Thinking About

RRR CONFERENCE

Bennington College’s first annual student-led conference is taking place virtually throughout the Spring of 2020

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Spring term 2020

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IDEAS

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is planning a programing day that is dedicated to student facilitated conversations concerning diversity and inclusion on campus. Please take the time to fill this form out in order for organizers to better understand what the student body is feeling or may want/need to change.

WHO ARE WE?

Infographics on the College demographics are available now!

INITIATIVES

On-Going updates about Students-Of-Color work in progress. Coming soon!

SPEAKERS

Archival events of invited guests of color over the past years at Bennington. Coming soon!