At Waring, we are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that affirms individual voices. Our program aims at an understanding of the range of human experience; the more varied the voices in our community, the richer that understanding will be. Waring teachers and students are curious and innovative in their approach to learning. We challenge students, and our entire community, to embrace multiple perspectives and to question assumptions and biases. We seek students, faculty, staff, and trustees of different races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, family structures, socio-economic backgrounds, physical abilities, and religions. Guided by these principles, the Waring community can prepare us all to lead thoughtful lives in our multicultural society.
In 2015, the Board of Trustees formed a Diversity Committee to address the historic gap between Waring’s founding principles and aspirations and the reality of its diversity. Addressing this gap requires sustained reflection as well as action. While we have made progress, there is always more work to do. Our recent activities include:
In February of 2018, the Diversity Committee held a meeting on gender at Waring that was open to the whole community. This meeting gave the committee valuable insight into issues that needed to be addressed.
A student-led group dedicated to learning about and promoting feminism.
A student-led discussion group and safe space for queer students and allies.