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The Engaged Pluralism Initiative: Belonging and Thriving Together

Beginning in Fall 2017, Vassar College embarked on a dynamic and responsive process to cultivate an environment where all members of our community can belong and thrive. EPI is an evolving community initiative to reimagine what it means to live, work, and learn together. The initiative is co-sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and Vassar CollegeWe welcome participation from all members of the community. 

What is Engaged Pluralism?

We at Vassar are committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a strong and inclusive campus community. By “engaged pluralism,” we mean viewing all manner of social differences as essential components of a strong community, rather than as challenges to be overcome. This means reconsidering how we listen, learn, and provide proactive support for our community—especially for those members who are most vulnerable or who come from historically underserved groups.