Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity Statement

Thomas College is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive community that fosters professional, intellectual, and social advancement.  We proudly recognize that our differences as well as our commonalities promote the integrity and resilience to prepare our students for the evolving world we serve.  We are committed to providing the necessary leadership, guidance, and resources necessary to promote campus diversity, mutual respect, fairness and appreciation of differences. Thomas College pledges through its policies and procedures to support all efforts to educate its members about our goals, and to hold all members of the community to the standards found in both our Employee Handbook and the Student Conduct Code that honor the unique and valuable contributions of each individual member of our community.

(Adopted – Spring 2011, Revised – Fall 2022)

Diversity Week

Diversity Week is a time designated for the Thomas College community to learn, to share, and to celebrate. It is an opportunity for us to engage deeply in the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), created by President Lachance in June 2020, is committed to making Thomas College a welcoming and safe place for everyone by addressing systemic racism, discrimination, and inequality on our campus.