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Colgate University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
13 Oak Dr
Hamilton, New York 13346
(315) 228-7000
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School Information
"A Uniquely Modern Education Rooted in a Rich Tradition: Time and time again, the world has shown an urgent need for citizens with the ability to create, explore, examine, and connect human knowledge. Colgate University has been answering that call through centuries of academic rigor in the liberal arts tradition. Learn more about Colgate’s mission and history, and find out how its past informs its vision for the future, including its commitment to sustainability. (...) "Colgate’s influence goes beyond statistics, but the numbers do tell a compelling story: 9:1 Faculty-Student Ratio; 100% of Demonstrated Need Met by Financial Aid; 56 Undergraduate Major Programs; 200+ Student Clubs and Organizations (...) "A Lifetime of Support in Pursuit of Knowledge: From a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and access, to a dedication to all aspects of student wellbeing, to academic and support services built to sustain graduates throughout their career path, Colgate University offers unmatched resources to all members of the community." (Source:
General Information
Colgate University's faculty are considering and exploring changes to the core liberal arts curriculum to embed diversity and inclusivity. Additionally, student groups on campus, such as the Organization of Asian Sisters in Solidarity, have organized events to decry supposed racism on campus. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Faculty will make changes to the core liberal arts curriculum to embed diversity and inclusivity.
  • As part of "The 13 Goals of a Colgate Education," the Committee on ALANA Affairs "compiles and shares a list of Colgate courses with an emphasis on race, class, gender, and social justice. These courses provide an opportunity for students to better understand historical and contemporary issues, engage in critical dialogue, and reflect upon their identity and sense of self."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • In accordance with the university's "Third Century Plan," the university will be "diversifying the faculty in order to bring to classrooms, studios, and laboratories a greater range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Colgate’s administration and faculty are doing just that, drawing on national best practices and creating their own innovative approaches to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in tenure-stream hiring."
  • “Organization of Asian Sisters in Solidarity” and faculty hosted a panel on the “State of Hate Culture and Racism on Campus”.
  • As part of its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism programming, the university hosted a Unity in Diversity keynote speech.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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