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Diversity and Inclusion Office

Our Alma family is a lot like our tartan. Each student, staff, and faculty member represents a valued thread that, when woven together, creates a vivid pattern of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed

when we celebrate and value the varied identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives in our campus community.

We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy.

In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually and emotionally.

Alma College aspires to be a more just, diverse, and inclusive community while also building better community education and understanding of our diverse campus. In fact, it’s one of the key themes of Evergreen, the college’s strategic plan for moving our mission forward. 

We aim to foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds have supportive networks available to help ensure their success at Alma and beyond. As a community, we strive to cultivate an environment in which it is clear that we value a wide range of experiences and diverse identities, and create space for ongoing, transformative dialogue.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion empowers students, faculty and staff to be their most authentic selves.

Our programs and offerings provide space for Scots to build relationships, engage in dialogue and develop a true sense of belonging.

  • Alma’s King-Chávez-Parks (KCP) Mentor Program supports students navigating their first year of college. As a KCP mentee, you’ll have a readymade network of students and faculty who will help you build skills to succeed in and beyond the classroom.
  • The Campbell Scholars Program provides resources to students of color and their allies. As a Campbell Scholar, you’ll have access to tailored mentorship and programming and the opportunity to build connections in the Julius Chatman Living Learning Community.
  • At Alma, we have more than 100 student organizations. Many of these exist to offer space, support and community to students of different backgrounds, cultures and religions.

Thoughts, comments or questions about diversity and inclusion at Alma College? Reach out to our team or the diversity and inclusion advisory board.

We Celebrate You

From campus-wide events to social justice workshops, our office champions diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across campus. Contact our team to find out how we can work with your group, office or department.


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion leads training sessions on various topics. These include unconscious bias, microaggressions, privilege, intersectionality, social identities and advocacy.

Heritage & Awareness Events

We embrace the diverse cultures and identities represented in our community by hosting events to recognize days, weeks and months that honor cultural history and traditions.

Diversity and Inclusion Board

The Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board (DIAB) is a committee of faculty, staff, and student allies and advocates who work together to develop, evaluate, and collaborate on the various diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives happening across campus. The DIAB is chaired by the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Faculty and staff representatives serve a 3-year renewable term and student representatives serve a 1-year renewable term.

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