Swarthmore is committed to developing and sustaining programs and initiatives that will provide an environment in which all who live and work here can succeed in their professional lives and flourish as individuals.
Consortium for Faculty Diversity (CFD)
The Consortium for Faculty Diversity (CFD) is committed to increasing the diversity of students, faculty members and curricular offerings at liberal arts colleges with a particular focus on enhancing the diversity of candidates for faculty positions. The CFD was founded as an association of liberal arts colleges committed to strengthening under-represented minority groups by allowing them to complete their graduate programs and to consider faculty employment at liberal arts colleges. Learn more.
Faculty Diversity & Excellence
The Faculty Diversity and Excellence website hosts important information on faculty recruitment, helpful resources for current faculty members, and opportunities for faculty development. As articulated in our strategic plan, Swarthmore strives to be “a model workplace and residential learning community in an increasingly complex global world.” The College is committed to developing and sustaining programs and initiatives that will provide an environment in which all who live and work here -- whatever their race, gender, religious and political beliefs, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, ethnic or national background -- can succeed in their professional lives and flourish as individuals. Learn more.
Mellon Mays Postdoctoral Fellowships
The purpose of the Mellon Mays Postdoctoral Fellowships is to increase diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning.
Diversity: The Key to Discovering New Knowledge
In an op-ed at the Philadelphia Inquirer, President Valerie Smith writes, "We do not commit to diversifying our institutions out of a charitable impulse to uplift the underserved. Certainly, opening our institutions to students from underrepresented communities will improve their life choices and inspire others to follow in their footsteps. But the process of change goes both ways. When we commit to diversifying our institutions, we improve our institutions as well."