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Williams College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
880 Main St
Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267
Phone
(413) 597-3131
Email address
admission@williams.edu
School Information
"Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students. "The student-faculty ratio is 7:1." The college employs over 360 faculty and offers over thirty fields of study. (Source: https://communications.williams.edu/media-relations/fast-facts/)
General Information
Williams College has provided extensive anti-racism resources to its students. It is currently offering an optional course focusing on "cultural politics, political geographies, and historical development of racial capitalism." No Critical Race Training is yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The Chemistry Department has devised a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan as of the summer of 2020.
Program and Research Funding
  • The college is giving Summer Opportunity Grants for students to "define how to advance racial and social justice initiatives" this summer.
Resources
  • Williams College has a course that focuses on "cultural politics, political geographies, and historical development of racial capitalism." According to the school's website, the course will do this “through and against a history of racial capitalism that privileges the U.S. nation-state in particular.”
  • The Davis Center has provided students with a list of anti-racism resources.
  • Williams Alumni have committed themselves to racial justice initiatives.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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