CEI is working to foster greater equity and inclusion at Simon’s Rock. Our initiatives come out of ongoing conversations about how to improve our community for every member.
We are advancing the following initiatives from the Bard College at Simon’s Rock Strategic Priorities:
We are also working actively on projects related to the following initiatives:
The Owl’s Nest Center for Social Justice and Culture is a student run, institutionally supported initiative to further social justice, equity, and inclusion. It is a living, learning environment where Owl's Nest Peer Mentors (affectionately called Owl's) live upstairs with event space downstairs.
CEI works with the Alumni Library at Simon’s Rock to make resources available to faculty, students, and staff, including course guides related to equity and inclusion. For more information, visit the Alumni Library or speak to a staff member.
At the heart of an equitable community are communal spaces where we can listen, share, and learn from each other. The following events take place each year, thanks to the contribution of CEI volunteers. These events provide opportunities for connection, strengthen our community, and give us a firm foundation for continuing to build a more responsive and inclusive Simon’s Rock.
The CEI subcommittees are made up of students, faculty, and staff. Subcommittee members volunteer their time and energy, adding immeasurably to the culture and environment on campus. We move our initiatives forward with a commitment to shared responsibility. Subcommittees include: