The Loomis Chaffee Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Loomis Chaffee Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion promotes and fosters an inclusive school community through the celebration of the diversity of its members; a sustained examination of privilege and biases; and the evolution of institutional policies, structures, and practices. This necessary work is guided by respect for the dignity and contribution of each member of the school community and a commitment to the best self in service of the common good.
- 726 total students
- 514 boarding students (71%), 212 day students (29%)
- 355 (48.9%) female; 368 (50.7%) male; 3 (<1%) self-identify
- Students represent through citizenship and/or residency 44 countries and 31 U.S. states
- 238 (33%) students of color*
- Race and ethnicity detail for domestic students*
- 88 (12%) Asian American
- 60 (8%) Black/African American
- 37 (5%) Latinx/Hispanic
- 2 (<1%) Middle Eastern American
- 49 (7%) Multiracial American
- 1 (<1%) Native American
- 1 (<1%) Pacific Islander American
- 321 (44%) White
- 59 (8%) No race/ethnicity data available
- 108 (15%) international students**
*Students are not required to report race and ethnicity data. All data collected is self-reported and for U.S. citizens/permanent residents only. The percentages listed represent the percent of total enrollment, 726.
** International students are non-U.S. citizens. At this time, the school does not collect race or ethnicity data for international students.
Loomis Chaffee welcomed Anthony Abraham Jack, author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, to the Island on January 17, marking the start of the school’s annual series of events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy.
Loomis Chaffee celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15.
Faculty and student art exhibitions opened in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery and the Barnes and Wilde Galleries in the Richmond Art Center on September 21.