A Diverse College Community

Campus Life - A Diverse College Community

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. The College seeks to promote diversity in its many manifestations. These include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and place of origin.

The College recognizes that we live in an increasingly interconnected, globalized world and that students benefit from learning in educational and social contexts, in which there are participants from all manner of backgrounds. The goal is to encourage students to consider diverse experiences and perspectives throughout their lives. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.

It is a mission of the College to advance diversity as defined above. The College will continue to assess its progress in a timely manner in order to ensure that its diversity initiatives are effective.

The College’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusiveness was adopted by the faculty and approved by the Board of Trustees.

Office of Intercultural Development

Office of Intercultural Development

The Office of Intercultural Development advances Lafayette’s commitment to creating and maintaining an inclusive campus climate. The presence of diversity and cultural richness is an essential component of student learning and enhances the students’ educational experience.

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Religion Life

Religious Life

The Religious Life program seeks to foster an environment where students of all backgrounds can freely and comfortably practice their faith traditions and encourages students to learn about the traditions of others in a spirit of mutual respect.

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International Student Association

International Students Association

Open to all students, the ISA promotes international diversity and cultural awareness, enhances cultural sensitivity and international understanding, and contributes to intellectual and social life at Lafayette.

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RSS Student Blogs

  • With you, Rugby July 2, 2015
      “WHO WANTS FIRST HIT?” Tati our 8-man yells as we await for the kick-off from the opposing team. Then the other 14 of us on the field all scream in unison, “WE DO!” The fly-half for the other team kicks the rugby ball and with that our rugby game has started. For the next […]
    Ashley Rodriguez
  • My Summer at Lafayette July 1, 2015
    Hey everyone! My name is Ryan and I’m a rising junior here at Lafayette. For the second summer in a row, I’m working here at Lafayette doing Organic Chemistry research in Dr. Miles’ lab! If I told my high school self that I would opt to spend my summers here doing Organic Chemistry research, I […]
    Ryan Cerbone
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