The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion routinely engages the campus and broader community in conversations and initiatives around diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage grassroots efforts that encourage related thought, conversation and action.

Some resources are listed below:

Program Co-sponsorship and Support

The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which includes The Davis Center and the Pathways for Inclusive Excellence Programs, as well as other programs and initiatives, welcomes the opportunity to partner with the community (students, staff, faculty, academic units, committees, groups, and others) to co-sponsor events and programs and to support initiatives that benefit individuals, the Williams community, and the broader community.

Please complete this form if you are seeking financial support to host such an event or program.

Towards Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (TIDE) Grants

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity offers TIDE grants through a competitive process. The purpose of the grant is to help facilitate the infusion of inclusion, diversity, and equity into all aspects of our campus by leveraging the creativity and passion of the members of our community. All members of the community are eligible and encouraged to apply. Collaboration between and among faculty, students, and staff is strongly encouraged, as are projects designed to have a positive impact on multiple stakeholder groups on campus and in the surrounding community. Requests for proposals will be issued one or two times a year.  For more information see this link.

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Workshops

The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and partners across campus lead and facilitate conversations and workshops on matters of diversity, inclusion and equity on and off campus. These include hiring workshops aimed at minimizing bias in the faculty and staff recruiting processes, identity workshops, bias workshops, other topics, including those that focus on religion, micro- and macro-aggressions and affirmations, Title IX, and accessibility. Workshops may be requested by emailing us at [email protected]. Upon receipt of your request, you will be contacted to discuss any special requests, audience, and format.

Bias Workshops for hiring committees

As part of a comprehensive staff diversity initiative, OIDEI is conducting workshops to raise awareness and minimize the impact of bias in hiring.  All search committee members are required to attend the workshop, which is offered twice a week throughout the year.  Staff who have attended the workshop in the past 12 months, may, in consultation with the search committee chair, opt out.   We encourage staff to attend the workshop for each search, and we hope that committees will attend together when possible. Chairs are asked to coordinate attendance for their committee and have all committee members sign up for a workshop or opt out using this form.