engaged (adj) pluralism (n): [ in-'gājd 'plu̇r-ə- li-zəm ]
- the philosophy that social difference is not a barrier or challenge, but rather an essential part of a strong community;
- the conviction that collaborating across difference is necessary for social transformation and critical for the well-being of any community and its members.
The Engaged Pluralism Initiative is a campus-wide initiative dedicated to building communities of belonging, inclusion, and equity at the college.
- We always do our work in groups of students, faculty, administrators and staff–working together on collective projects, questions, problems and actions.
- All are welcome; each of us is needed for building our community.
- Only through engaging each other can we create the communities we wish to live in.
Ways to Participiate:
- Working Groups | Find out more | Join a Working Group
- Project Groups | Genealogies of Critical Ethnic Studies Conference: Activism & Institutions | Movement on Affordable Textbooks | Race & Racism in Vassar's Historical Collections
- Apply for funding for your own project | Find out more | Apply for EPI Thrive! | Propose an Igniter Pitch