Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is central to 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

Office Hours

Open Monday - Friday 9:00 -5:00 pm
Email for Appointment


Barn 101


  • 802-440-4306

What We're Reading and Thinking About

An array of readings, videos, and podcasts; ranging from identity development, to Whiteness Studies, and more.  Search the resources available in this collection and the variety of places on campus where you can find them.

Alfredo Medina, Jr., Ph.D.
Alfredo Medina, Jr.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and College Diversity Officer
Barn 101
call alfredomedina@bennington.edu call 802-440-4300
Xiomara Giordano, MSed.
Xiomara Giordano, MSed.
Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Deputy College Diversity Officer
Barn 101
call xiomaragiordano@bennington.edu call 80-440-4300
Melissa Smith
Melissa Smith
Senior Assistant
Barn 101
call melissasmith@bennington.edu call 802-440-4300