What We Do

The Office

The Vice President’s Office works to assess and improve campus climate, assists in the development and implementation of campus policies, procedures and practices impacting students, faculty and staff, recruit, retain and develop a diverse faculty, staff and student body, facilitates discussions around diversity, equity and inclusion in the community and resolves conflicts and grievances.

The Davis Center (DC) advances broad campus engagement with complex issues of identity, history, and cultures as they affect intellectual, creative, and social life.

The Office of Special Academic Programs (OSAP) aims to ensure all students thrive academically at Williams and beyond through opportunities and programs that work to eradicate racial and socio-economic disparities in higher education.

We partner with stakeholders on and off campus to:

  • Create positive work and learning environments;
  • Recruit, develop, and retain a diverse faculty, staff, and student body;
  • Ensure that all students, faculty, staff, and alumni—particularly those who are from historically underrepresented or underserved groups—have meaningful access to all that Williams has to offer, tangible and intangible;
  • Resolve conflicts and grievances [including discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct complaints] through investigation and mediation;
  • Assess institutional policies and practices and promote change where needed;
  • Facilitate local and (inter)national discussions of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Contribute to the transformation of higher education.