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

  • Fight for Class April 23, 2014
    Happy Tuesday! Today is the day for rising sophomores to register classes for this fall. It is both an exciting day and an extremely exhausting day.   Rising sophomores always register after rising seniors and rising juniors, which is reasonable, but it’s really stressful for us. Last night, I checked the spots left in each […]
    Natalie Zhang
  • An Open Letter to the Boy Who Molested a Hamas Rocket April 22, 2014
    You don’t know me, but this past January you did something that’s been rattling around my mind ever since. It was the middle of the afternoon in Sderot, Israel. We were on separate tours of the same local police station. I had no idea what our guide was about to show us, but I can […]
    Eddie Andujar