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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Group of students and faculty walking to class

“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. 

Initiatives        DEI Resources

DEI Poetry Slam open mic night

DEI Poetry Slam open mic night

Cultural Outburst

Cultural Outburst — Students enjoy this annual celebration with food, music, and dance.

Class of 2022 PRISM members

Class of 2022 PRISM members

MLK Day Dance Ensemble performance

MLK Day Dance Ensemble performance

International Students

International students gather for an evening meal in the Scanlan Campus Center.

Clubs, Programs, & Organizations

Enrollment Data for 2022-23

741 total students


51.5% female; 47.9% male; <1% self-identify; <1% non-binary


Students represent through citizenship and/or residency 50 countries and 33 U.S. states


35% students of color*


Race, ethnicity, and citizenship details* 

12% Asian American

9% Black/African American

6% Latinx/Hispanic

<1% Middle Eastern American

7% Multiracial American

<1% Native American

<1% Pacific Islander American

45% White

6% No race/ethnicity data available

14% international students**


33% 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, 741.

** International students are non-U.S. citizens. At this time, the school does not collect race or ethnicity data for international students. 

 


 

Upcoming DEI Events


Meet the DEI Team

Ashley Augustin

Ashley Augustin

Chief Diversity Officer, Director, Center for Institutional Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Courtney Jackson

Courtney Jackson

English Faculty; Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Head of Batchelder Hall;
Adam Banks

Adam Banks

Varsity Football Head Coach; Assistant Athletics Director, Athletics Liaison — Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Lilian Castillo de Hutchinson

Lilian Castillo de Hutchinson

Modern & Classical Languages Faculty - Spanish; Associate Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Girls Varsity Track & Field Head Coach
Elizabeth Conger

Elizabeth Conger

Science Faculty, LBGTQ Coordinator
Elliott Dial

Elliott Dial

Dean of Students; History, Philosophy & Religious Studies Faculty, Associate Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Ned Heckman

Ned Heckman

Science Faculty; Associate Director of the Kravis Center; Head of Taylor Hall, LBGTQ Coordinator
Ryan Heckman

Ryan Heckman

Religious Life Coordinator
Stacy-Ann Rowe

Stacy-Ann Rowe

Visual Arts Department Head; Associate Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion