At Emma Willard School, 我们致力于建立一个重视和庆祝差异的社区, encourages dialogue, fosters mutual respect, and highlights our shared purpose and ideals. 我们致力于赋予所有学生权力, 我们有一个深刻的认识，那就是多元化, 包容的环境和学术卓越是密不可分的.
Interest and Affinity Groups
我们致力于在所有学生中培养强烈的认同感和归属感. 有专门的小组，学生可以加入来分享想法, ask questions, and develop a broader perspective on aspects of identity is an important part of being an inclusive community.
Interest Groups 为学生提供虚拟探索的机会 any 话题或问题，不像俱乐部，完全由学生管理. Affinity Groups are tailored to provide crucial space for students to engage in deep conversation and provide support for each other around issues unique to their specific cultural and societal experiences, 他们每个人都有一个成年顾问，通常有与该小组相关的生活经验.
The DIEJB Council is charged with advancing productive conversations about diversity at Emma Willard School and helping to ensure that ours is a community where difference is celebrated and inclusion is our guiding principle. The council works with matters related to the faculty and student body to heighten awareness of and attention to issues of diversity.
"Call to Engagement" Speaker Series
Emma Willard School is fortunate to have a budget earmarked for bringing guest speakers to campus to share their worldviews, perspectives, 以及与学生和社区里的成年人相处的经验. In recent years, we have been focusing our resources on speakers who have used their talents and passions to create positive change in the world. The Speaker Series focuses on a relevant and timely annual theme that seeks to respond to current issues and expand each student’s understanding of the complexities of engaging in the world. In conjunction with this mission, the school has brought a diverse range of speakers who address themes such as race relations in boarding schools, gender equity, international student inclusion, and transgender rights.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Hiring
我们正在积极寻求来自不同背景的教职员工候选人, working with Nemnet and POCIS-NY, 以及顽强地寻找人与人之间的联系. 至关重要的是，艾玛的教职员工开始反映我们学生群体的丰富多样性, 因为庆祝这种多样性是艾玛使命的核心, and at the core of our identity as a school. Learn More
Diversity in Admissions
在艾玛，我们知道全球视野是变革教育的基石. 每年，我们都会吸引来自20多个州和五大洲的申请者. Our partnerships with organizations that support high-achieving students from underrepresented backgrounds and independent schools in the United States ensures we connect with talented students from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. With over $4.5 million in need-based financial aid, 艾玛以致力于为女孩提供最好的教育而自豪. Learn More
Community Engagement and Social Impact
The Community Engagement and Social Impact program at Emma Willard School offers students a wide variety of opportunities for positive, 与当地和全球社区建立有目的的联系. These connections help to strengthen students’ understanding about the context in which community needs have developed and continue to exist, while also challenging students to think critically about ways that diversity and identity play an important historic, social, and political role in the existence of those needs. Through classroom-based Service Learning, 学生们面临的挑战是将学术内容与社区的需求联系起来并加以应用. Through weekly off-campus opportunities, students have the flexibility to opt into a variety of group or individualized community engagement opportunities that help to build character, deepen compassion, 并培养在社区内积极追求积极变化的终身承诺.
Empathy and Respect in Dorm Life
Our residential programming is heavily focused on celebrating the beauty of our differences in all aspects of our identities; we have cultural celebrations within the residence halls and students of all religions are supported and encouraged to celebrate, observe, 并与宿舍社区分享他们各自的假期. 住宿学院努力创造所有学生都感到受到重视的社区, seen, and represented. 九年级的住宿体验为我们最年轻的学生提供了机会, many of whom have never lived away from home, to gain a deeper understanding of differences and to navigate difficult conversations about community living that typically are rooted in misunderstandings based on differing cultural, religious, or racial identities and perspectives. Cluett House is a living and learning experiential dorm for 20 upper-class students each year that focuses on concepts of “positive world change” such as social justice, human rights, democracy and freedom, equity and diversity, activism and advocacy, and environmental sustainability. 学生们参与了一个程序性的课程，介绍了这些主题的许多观点. 内容由来访的演讲嘉宾提供, workshops on nonviolent communication, 关于权力的激烈且令人不安的讨论, privilege, diversity, equity, and justice, and other media resources. Students leave the Cluett House residential experience with a deeper understanding of their place in the world and the avenues through which they may pursue making positive changes.