Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
“Our collective goal is to ensure that all students and all members of our community feel that they belong here and that they can thrive.”
Sheila Culbert Head of School
The mission of the Loomis Chaffee Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is to promote and foster 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.
In summer 2021, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion was renamed the Loomis Chaffee Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and its mission expanded to better serve our community and meet a key part of the school’s overarching mission to create an inclusive community for all. We also expanded our DEI team, enabling us to more effectively collaborate with various stakeholders on and off the Island to create and maintain an environment where all members of our school community — students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, and visitors — are treated with respect and dignity and feel a strong sense of belonging.
736 total students
51.5% female; 47.9% male; <1% self-identify; <1% non-binary
33 U.S. states and 48 countries are represented through citizenship and/or residency
35% domestic students of color*
Race, ethnicity, and citizenship details*
11% Asian American
9% Black/African American
<1% Middle Eastern American
7% Multi-racial American
<1% Native American
<1% Pacific Islander American
4% No race/ethnicity data available
14% international students**
32% of students receive financial aid
*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, 736.
** International students are non-U.S. citizens. At this time, the school does not collect race or ethnicity data for international students.