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.
The Clark Art Institute’s Freedom from Harassment and Discrimination Policy, which also applies to graduate students, can be found here. Please contact Human Resources Business Partner Laura Kaufman for any additional Clark-related questions.
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 email@example.com.
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.