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Inclusion Council

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The Inclusion Council was established in 2009. The council works with the vice president for inclusion, diversity and equity to promote and achieve Smith’s diversity and social justice goals. Membership includes faculty, staff and students from key constituencies on campus.

Committee Members

  • Kim Alston, Program Coordinator, Religious and Spiritual Life
  • Tobias Davis, Assistant Director of Continuing Education, School for Social Work
  • Dawn Fulton, Professor of French Studies
  • Sofia Goetz ’19
  • Serena Harris, HR Specialist, Human Resources
  • Amy Hunter, Title IX Coordinator
  • Laura Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Kathleen McCartney, President
  • Laura Rauscher, Disability Services Director
  • L’Tanya Richmond, Dean of Multicultural Affairs
  • Lisa Roberge, Administrative Assistant, Disability Services
  • Stacey Steinbach, Area Coordinator, Student Affairs
  • Katie Wing AC
  • Marianne Yoshioka, Dean and Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft Professor, School for Social Work

Mission of the President’s Inclusion Council

The mission of the Inclusion Council is to ensure that the ideals of equity, inclusivity and justice espoused in the broader college mission are inherent in the relationships, practices and activities of Smith’s students, staff and faculty. The members of the council fulfill this mission by:

  • Fostering a campus climate that is built on inclusiveness, mutual respect, education, appreciation and understanding
  • Informing Smith community members of the college’s diversity efforts
  • Encouraging an awareness and appreciation of diversity among members of the Smith community
  • Facilitating the integration of diversity into curricular and co-curricular offerings
  • Providing strategic advice to the President and Director of OIDE on campus diversity
  • Supporting diversity initiatives in the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students from underrepresented groups
  • Creating safe, respectful and consistent opportunities on campus to discuss diverse perspectives
  • Reporting to the Smith community the findings of an analysis of the climate of diversity on campus