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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Encompassing a territory that stretched at times from modern Ethiopia to Germany and from India to Britain, the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean basin included and interacted with peoples of many different races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and economic classes. The influence of these multicultural societies spread even further during the Medieval and Early Modern periods, and today, Classical Studies belongs to everyone. Our department is committed to the study and teaching of ancient cultures in all their diversity and from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes the study of languages, literatures, societies, and material culture. We pledge to make our department and our classrooms places where students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds and cultures can feel welcome and engaged.

On this page (tabs at left), you can find links to:

  • our departmental diversity plan (most recently updated: August 2022)
  • a list of lectures by speakers diverse in their person and/or on topics related to diversity, identity, inclusion, and mental health offered since AY2018-2019
  • a list of course offerings that speak to issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, accessibility, and mental health