- Mailing Address
198 College Hill Rd
Clinton, New York 13323
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- Email address
- School Information
- "History: Founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy; chartered in 1812 as Hamilton College; third oldest college established in New York State. "Location: Hamilton’s 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque village of Clinton. The College is eight miles southwest of Utica, 45 minutes east of Syracuse, one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast and 90 minutes west of Albany." The college enrolls over 1,800 students, employs 194 full-time faculty, and has 57 areas of study. (Source: https://www.hamilton.edu/about/just-the-facts)
- General Information
- Since 2018, Hamilton College has been taking steps to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The college has implemented a new curriculum requirement "to help students gain 'an understanding of structural and institutional hierarchies...'" It has also increased implicit bias training, pledged to increase funding for DEI initiatives, and formed an Advisory Council. See developments below:
Critical Race Training Activity
Collaborating with the Dean of Students Office, organizers created a "Vigil of Hope" where "organizers would email a 'racial equity commitment card' that Hamilton community members could use to document their commitment and take personal responsibility for systemic change."
In June 2020, the president pledged to form an "Advisory Council". The council is composed of "students, alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, and senior campus and local leadership...committed to helping Hamilton stand in greater solidarity with Black and other historically marginalized community members." The council will hold listening sessions, recommend immediate "action steps", and coordinate a review of existing policies/structures.
Program and Research Funding
The president pledged to increase resources for diversity and inclusion, including "$200,000 per year for the next five years to boost funding to the College’s equity and inclusion initiatives" and "$139,486 raised during a fiscal year-end campaign from alumni to support Hamilton’s diversity, equity, and inclusion programming in the wake of national protests against racial injustice."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
Since 2018, the college has "fully implemented a new requirement offered across the curriculum designed to help students gain 'an understanding of structural and institutional hierarchies based on one or more of the social categories of race, class, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexuality, age, and abilities/disabilities'".