Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion was established by President Mariko Silver in 2015 as part of the College's commitment to developing a comprehensive infrastructure for the advancement of inclusion, equity, and pluralism at Bennington.

"The College affirms the intersecting identities of all its community members—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—and recognizes their contributions to the vitality of our unique living and learning environment. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, and power through its institutional policies and areas of study." College's Vision Statement for Institutional Pluralism and Inclusion

Open Office Hours

Wednesdays; 5:00-7:00 PM (30 minute appointments)
Friday​s; 12:30-2:10 PM (20 minute appointments)


Barn 113, Student Life Suite


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An array of readings, videos, and podcasts; ranging from identity development, to Whiteness Studies, and more.

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Samantha Ivery
Samantha M. Ivery
Director of Projects in Campus Equity and Inclusion
Barn North, 113 E


call samanthaivery@bennington.edu call (802) 440-4756