Grad Art

Student Resources

Resources for Williams Students in the Graduate Program in Art History

Student Resources

To familiarize Grad Art students with College resources, below are introductions to offices and resources across campus. All MA students have access to all offices and resources just as in the case of undergraduates, and are encouraged to participate as they see fit.

The Office of the Dean of College is responsible for the student handbook, the College’s undergraduate honor code, and accessibility in the classroom. For accessibility accommodations on Williams’ campus, please click here. For further information about accessibility on campus, and further resources, the Office of Accessible Education offers further support and guidance. (For Clark accessibility queries, please contact Laura Kaufman.) Some College-wide funding opportunities are also available through the Dean’s Office, such as Fulbright and Luce grants. For a full list of resources provided by the Dean’s office, click here.

The ’68 Center for Career Exploration helps current students and alumni find and explore career options. They have a dedicated Arts community, and their staff can help with writing cover letters, networking, and finding internship and job opportunities. The Center also offers many digital tools for networking and career exploration. EphLink connects current students and alumni with volunteer mentors in their field. The college’s Alumni Directory also provides search tools to identify alumni in specific fields or institutions. Finally, Handshake is a college-managed database of current internship and employment opportunities.

The Williams Writing Center provides programming that informs, enriches, and extends the experience of writing for Williams College students. Through oversight of the student Writing Workshop and consultations with faculty and departments, the Writing Center promotes writing as a purposeful and organic extension of intellectual life at the college. Writing workshops and tutoring can be found here. To make an appointment with the Interim Director of the Writing Center, Julia Munemo, please email her at jmm3​@williams​.edu.

The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is responsible for Title IX reporting, non-discrimination training, bias reporting, and initiatives around diversity, equity, and inclusion in student, faculty, and staff life. This is the department to reach out to for any bias or discrimination incidents on or off campus, among students, faculty, or college staff. The Office of DEI also offers opportunities like TIDE grants, which MA students have successfully applied for in the past. It is also responsible for Claiming Williams each spring, a day of events and dialogue around inclusion and exclusion in higher education. Graduate students are encouraged to propose an event for Claiming Williams each fall. For additional resources from the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, click here.

The Davis Center is part of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and works to engage with complex issues of identity, history, and cultures as they affect intellectual, creative, and social life on campus. The center provides resources for anti-racist work on campus as well as support for LGBTQIA+ initiatives. It also provides support for students struggling with the inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19 and provides a robust series of programs to create dialogue around inequities and discrimination on and beyond campus. The Davis Center also tailors some of these events for our Grad Art student community on an annual basis. To learn more about the Davis Center’s resources and read their latest newsletter, click here.

For academic policies and guidelines specific to Grad Art, click here.

Grad Art Non-Discrimination Statement 

As part of Williams College, the Graduate Program in the History of Art is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive community in which members of all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. In compliance with state and federal law, Williams does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, or military service.

For more information about Williams College’s commitment to non-discrimination, and for other resources supported by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, click here. To report incidents of bias at Williams College, or involving Williams College faculty, staff, and students, students can reach out to the Director or Associate Director of the Graduate Program, or contact  Leticia Haynes, Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (lseh1​@williams​.edu), or Toya Camacho, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Title IX Coordinator (tcc2​@williams​.edu). To report anonymously click here: https://diversity.williams.edu/bias-incident-reporting/

The Clark Art Institute’s Freedom from Harassment and Discrimination Policy, which also applies to graduate students who are employees are the Clark, can be found here. If you are not a Clark employee, you are still very much encouraged to report any incidents of harassment or discrimination. Please contact Laura Kaufman in the office of Human Resources for any additional Clark-related questions. If you believe that you or another individual has been subjected to any conduct of the type prohibited by this Policy, you are urged and expected to report the relevant facts promptly. Students may direct such reports to the Director or Associate Director of the Graduate Program, to Laura Kaufman or, alternatively, employees may direct reports to Robin Sher, Chief Financial Officer ([email protected]) or Larry Smallwood, Deputy Director ([email protected]). Students may choose whichever of these individuals they feel more comfortable contacting under the circumstances, and may choose to report orally or in writing. All reports will be followed up promptly, with further investigation conducted where needed to confirm facts or resolve disputed facts.

MASS MoCA is committed to a safe work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Therefore, we expect that all relationships among employees in the workplace — including students enrolled in the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art — will be free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. Should a student intern experience any bias or discriminatory behavior, please report the incident to intern supervisors, Senior Curator Susan Cross ([email protected]) and Curator Alexandra Foradas ([email protected]); or to Meghan Labbee, Intern Director and Manager of Artist Services ([email protected]).