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Update on Diversity and Inclusion at Scripps

March 24, 2017

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff: As we enter the final phase of the spring semester, I would like to update you on the progress we’ve made on policies, programs, and practices to make Scripps more diverse and inclusive. We have posted a new update on the IDEA website that reports progress on commitments […]

First-Generation @ Scripps February Newsletter

February 20, 2017

Dear Scripps Community, We hope that your spring semester is going well!  We are particularly eager to distribute the February 2017 Newsletter of the First-Generation @ Scripps program. This issue features highlights of our 3rd annual First-Gen student retreat that took place on January 27-28, 2017. The theme of this year’s retreat was Our Narrative: Empowerment […]

Faculty Statement

February 20, 2017

Faculty, Staff, and Students, At its meeting on February 16, 2017, the faculty approved the following statement: In light of the harm, chaos, and distress caused by recent Executive Orders issued from the United States White House, the faculty of Scripps College expresses its unwavering support for all members of the Scripps College community, regardless […]

Supporting Our International Community

January 30, 2017

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, Last week the new president issued a number of executive orders and presidential memos. The executive order pertaining to immigration and travel has led to particular concern, since it targets Muslim-majority countries. While the legality of these measures is evaluated, the College advises that people from Iran, Iraq, […]

Community Update from President Lara Tiedens

December 13, 2016

Dear Members of the Scripps Community, Reflecting on the past several months, it’s hard to believe that my first semester at Scripps is already drawing to a close. As I continue my “Scripps education,” I am amazed at the depth and breadth of achievement among our students, faculty, and staff, and at the strong bonds […]

Office of the President: Message in Response to Petition

December 11, 2016

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, I recently received a petition signed by more than 750 Scripps College students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and friends and family members requesting the addition of immigration status to the College’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and recommending that the College declare itself a “sanctuary center of higher education.” The […]

Welcome to the Fall IDEA Newsletter

December 2, 2016

Welcome to the Fall IDEA Newsletter What is the IDEA Initiative at Scripps College? The IDEA Initiative is a comprehensive plan to align resources, programs, and events to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access throughout the Scripps community. Want to learn more? Visit our website to view the IDEA implementation plan, recent news, upcoming events, and […]

Support and Protections for Undocumented and DACA Students

November 21, 2016

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, Over the past couple of weeks, I have had thoughtful conversations with many members of this community about the ways in which we can ensure that Scripps College remains a place of safety and security for those who may lose their legal protections under new policies proposed by […]

On-campus Vandalism: Message From President Tiedens

November 11, 2016

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff,   This morning I was informed that the Miller Wing of the Humanities Building had been vandalized. The damage included graffiti referencing Trump campaign messages and a broken window. We reported the incident to Campus Safety, and the messages were removed and repairs are underway, thanks to the rapid […]

Message from President Tiedens

November 9, 2016

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, The presidential campaign and the election results have created a great deal of uncertainty and apprehension over the past 18 months. The outcome of this turbulent political season has evoked strong emotions for many of us as we struggle to interpret its meaning. Not everyone will have the same […]

ConverAction with Norm Ornstein

November 2, 2016

Election 2016 has been one of the most unusual presidential bids in recent memory, with many wondering what the outcome will mean for the future of America and the two-party system. Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, and a frequent contributing writer toThe Atlantic and National Journal, will […]

IDEA Presents: Religion, Politics, and the Presidential Election

October 26, 2016

Religion, Politics, and the Presidential Election Wednesday, October 26, 5:30–6:30pm Humanities Auditorium, Scripps College   Join us for a 7C discussion about the presidential candidates’ interactions with religious communities, and how their approaches might shape the outcome of the election. The discussion will be moderated by Zayn Kassam, John Knox McLean Professor of Religious Studies, Pomona College. […]

Bias Incident Protocol Working Group

October 25, 2016

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, In keeping with Scripps College’s commitment to strengthen a campus-wide culture of inclusion, last year, the administration initiated a process to evaluate the effectiveness of current policies and practices with respect to bias incidents on the Scripps campus. The Dean of Students Office and SCORE have conducted preliminary research […]

ConverAction with Maria Hinojosa

October 13, 2016

      ConverActions: National Climate on Race, Community, and Change ConverActions are moderated noontime discussions where students, faculty, and staff explore the national climate on race, community, and change through the lens of selected Scripps Presents programs. Open to the entire Scripps community, these events offer a forum to address topics and themes raised […]

ConverAction with Jeff Chang

September 22, 2016

      ConverActions: National Climate on Race, Community, and Change ConverActions are moderated noontime discussions where students, faculty, and staff explore the national climate on race, community, and change through the lens of selected Scripps Presents programs. Open to the entire Scripps community, these events offer a forum to address topics and themes raised […]

ConverAction with Melissa Harris-Perry

September 8, 2016

      ConverActions: National Climate on Race, Community, and Change ConverActions are moderated noontime discussions where students, faculty, and staff explore the national climate on race, community, and change through the lens of selected Scripps Presents programs. Open to the entire Scripps community, these events offer a forum to address topics and themes raised […]

Message on Diversity and Inclusion from President Lara Tiedens

September 1, 2016

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, As an educator, I have long believed that education, especially higher education, has an important role to play in creating a more just society. From my very early conversations with members of the Scripps College community, it was evident that diversity and inclusion are highly valued here. This was […]

Welcome Message from President Lara Tiedens

August 29, 2016

Dear Scripps College Community Members, It has been my great pleasure to welcome students, faculty, staff, alumnae, families, and friends to campus as we begin the 2016­–17 academic year. The first days of fall semester are always exhilarating—reunions with old friends happen alongside farewells to families, new experiences intersect with familiar places and routines, and […]

May Diversity and Inclusivity Community Update

May 13, 2016

Diversity and Inclusion Update   Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, I am writing to provide the final update of this academic year on the College’s actions and progress toward combating institutional racism, expanding support for students of color and members of other marginalized groups, and creating a more inclusive climate for all Scripps […]

Workshop on Anti-Oppression with Toni Myers, M.A. ’12

April 18, 2016

Friday April 22nd 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Toll Hall TV Room This workshop is a low-key dialogue space and work session for students of all knowledge levels. It is designed to engage multiple learners, including those just beginning the process of critical thinking and learning with respect to social justice.  This collaboration with SCORE staff […]

IDEA Newsletter (4/5/16)

April 13, 2016

Hello, Scripps Community! We’re excited to share the April issue of the IDEA newsletter with you. This issue spotlights the inaugural 7C Faculty Diversity Awards celebrating both teaching and mentorship in the 7C community. It also highlights upcoming events and workshops, recent national news stories, and the latest Diversity and Inclusivity Community update from Interim President Amy Marcus-Newhall and the senior team. […]

Anti-Oppression Workshops led by Antoinette Myers ’12

April 11, 2016

Antoinette Myers ’12 will be on campus April 20-22 leading workshops for students and faculty: Engaging Power, Privilege, and Oppression: An Anti-Oppression Curriculum Design Workshop for Students  Workshop and Conversation on Anti-Oppression Pedagogy for Faculty   Student Contact: Sam Haynes shaynes@scrippscollege.edu   Faculty Contact: Julia Liss jliss@scrippscollege.edu

April Diversity and Inclusivity Community Update

April 3, 2016

Diversity and Inclusion Update   Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty and Staff, I am writing to provide an update on the College’s actions and progress toward combating institutional racism, expanding support for students of color and members of other marginalized groups, and creating a more inclusive climate for all Scripps students. In a meeting with […]

IDEA Newsletter (3/8/16)

March 8, 2016

We're excited to share the inaugural issue of the IDEA newsletter with you. The newsletter is designed to keep you updated on topics related toInclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access at Scripps College.

February 2016 First-Gen Newsletter

February 16, 2016

Dear Scripps Community, We hope you enjoyed a wonderful winter break and have adjusted well into the full swing of the spring semester.  We are particularly eager to distribute the February 2016 Newsletter of the First-Generation @ Scripps program. This issue features highlights of our 2nd annual First-Gen student retreat that took place on February 5-6, 2016. […]

Diversity and Inclusion Update

February 5, 2016

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, We write to follow up on our December 15 letter in which the senior team committed to actions to address institutional racism and create a more supportive climate for students of color and other marginalized groups at Scripps College. Diversity and inclusion was a focus topic at our […]

Response to Community Forum Demands

December 15, 2015

Dear student organizers, Thank you for meeting with the senior team today. I’d like to acknowledge the role you have played—and continue to play—in articulating changes that are needed to address institutional racism and create a more supportive climate for students of color and other marginalized groups at Scripps College. I am writing to provide […]

Board of Trustees Statement of Commitment

December 5, 2015

December 5, 2015 Dear Members of the Scripps Community, The Scripps College Board of Trustees acknowledges the validity of the concerns expressed by students regarding institutional racism and bias. The Board is grateful to students for their courage in speaking candidly about these issues. The Board affirms to the student body and the community as […]

Community Statement from Interim President Amy Marcus Newhall

November 21, 2015

November 21, 2015 To Students, Faculty, and Staff, I write to you in my role as Interim President of Scripps College. The past few weeks have brought to the forefront at Scripps, the Claremont Colleges, and across the United States the pervasive effects of institutional racism in higher education. I have been deeply moved by […]

Community Statement from Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Charlotte Johnson

November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015 Dear Scripps Community, As most of you are aware, a photograph taken on Halloween, and depicting students in outfits aptly described as cultural caricature, includes a Scripps student in one of the costumes. While I will not disclose any details regarding a student’s dealings with the college, I will confirm that Scripps […]

Message From the Interim President

November 12, 2015

Ensuring that all members of our community feel safe, valued, and respected is an essential aspect of the Scripps College culture.

First-Generation @ Scripps November 2015 Newsletter

November 4, 2015

Dear Scripps Community, Is it already November!? Among a myriad of deadlines at Scripps, November signals the upcoming application deadlines for many programs through Study Abroad and Global Education. This month’s issue of the First-Gen newsletter features various perspectives from first-gen students on the decision to study abroad or not.  Additionally, this issue includes SAGE advise on how to […]

First-Generation @ Scripps October 2015 Newsletter

October 6, 2015

Dear Scripps Community, It is with great pleasure that I write to announce the launch of the third edition of the First-Generation @ Scripps monthly newsletter edited by our very own first-gen interns. Introduced in this month’s newsletter are some of our first-year students and the new deans in Student Affairs.  Also featured is a wonderful […]

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) August workshops

August 3, 2015

Dear faculty and staff, Last year, the College successfully launched the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) initiative in partnership with Sustained Dialogue Campus Network and Public Conversations Project. A full report on 2014-2015 activities will post to the IDEA website in early fall, but I would like to share a snapshot of some of […]

An important message to the community from President Bettison-Varga

May 7, 2015

This afternoon, black students and their allies sent a compelling and passionate message about the impact of violence against black communities nationwide and the climate for black students at the Claremont Colleges consortium by demonstrating on each of the 5C campuses in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. I stand in solidarity with these students on the need for change.

Sustained Dialogue Campus Network – 5/11 Informational Meeting

May 6, 2015

The mission of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, an initiative of the Sustained Dialogue Institute, is to develop everyday leaders who engage differences as strengths to improve campuses, workplaces, and communities. We invite you to join us on Monday, May 11 at 12:00 p.m. in the Hampton Living Room for an informational meeting.

First-Gen Newsletter

April 20, 2015

I am delighted to announce the distribution of the last issue of this year's edition of the first-gen newsletter. Bea and Leah have crafted a beautiful newsletter that includes community reflections centered around the theme of Imagining the Future.

Sustained Dialogues Campus Network moderator training – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

April 10, 2015

In response to inquiries about the upcoming Sustained Dialogues Campus Network (SDCN) workshop, we are extending the deadline to Tuesday, April 14 at 11:59 PM. Please see information below. We look forward to your participation on Friday and Saturday!

Sustained Dialogues Campus Network Moderator Training

April 3, 2015

Last semester we launched the I.D.E.A. Initiative with an interactive 2-day workshop for students interested in developing their leadership skills and navigating challenging conversations around important issues. I am excited to announce that Sustained Dialogues Campus Network (SDCN) will return to campus this spring to facilitate another workshop for students.

First-Gen February Newsletter

February 10, 2015

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful winter break and have adjusted well into the full swing of the spring semester. We are particularly eager to distribute the February Newsletter of the First-Generation @ Scripps program as it highlights the first-ever First-Gen student retreat held on January 30 and 31, 2015.

First-Gen December Newsletter

December 3, 2014

Please find included the First-Gen December Newsletter that includes includes narratives on experiences of failure, resilience, and growth. As the semester comes to an end, and you anticipate the arrival of the winter break, we hope you take time to reflect on your own experiences this semester and opportunities of growth.

First-Gen November Newsletter

November 6, 2014

Please find included in this email the First-Gen November Newsletter that includes great community contributions (staff and students) on the topic of homesickness. Enjoy the timely read.

10/28-10/29 Challenging Privilege, Building Inclusion Speaker Series

October 28, 2014

Peggy McIntosh, feminist author, researcher, and gender/racial equity activist, will engage the Scripps community in two days of small group meetings, classroom visits, administrative sessions, and public lectures centering on discussions of privilege systems and feelings of fraudulence. Dr. McIntosh is associate director of the Wellesley Centers for Women, founder of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity), and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute.

SCORE presents Faculty/Staff Safe Zone Training

October 24, 2014

Please RSVP to Victoria Verlezza at vverlezz@scrippscollege.edu by Oct. 24th. The primary mission of Ally Training is to create a safer, more welcoming, and more inclusive campus environment, to strengthen community, and encourage networking among faculty, staff, and students toward the goal of supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQQIA) people. (October 27th, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Humanities Auditorium)

SCORE presents Thinking Through Oppressive Speech

October 24, 2014

(3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - in SCORE) Presented by Dr. John Ramsey, visiting professor of Philosophy. We'll discuss how oppressive speech works and how, as allies, we can be more aware of our own use of oppressive language. We'll also brainstorm ideas about how to respond when others do so.

SCORE presents DIDA: Disability Ally Training

October 17, 2014

(2:30 - 4:00 p.m.) Come to the Disability, Illness, and Difference Alliance's Ally Training in the SCORE Conference Room and learn how to be in solidarity with disabled folks! We're going to talk about ableism and its intersections with other types of oppression, models of disability, disability language and ableist language, and what it means to work to be an ally for disabled people.

First-Gen October 2014 Newsletter

October 8, 2014

It is with great excitement that I write to introduce the First-Generation @ Scripps newsletter for the 2014-2015 academic year. Our First-Gen program interns, Bea Maldonado '15 and Leah Hughes '15, have been hard at work on programming for the first-gen community and writing this newsletter.

IDEA Community Message

October 3, 2014

In keeping with Scripps College’s ongoing focus on strengthening a campus-wide culture of inclusion, I’m excited to introduce the IDEA Initiative, a comprehensive plan to align resources, programs, and events to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access throughout the Scripps community.

Dean’s Open Hours

October 2, 2014

Dean Charlotte Johnson invites you to her "Open Hours" this Thursday, October 2nd from 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Student Union. The topic of discussion will be Transgender Admission.

First-Generation @ Scripps April Newsletter

April 2, 2014

I know the FirstGen newsletter has provided a great read for many in our community and this issue will not disappoint, as the program comes full circle by recognizing the vision and dream of a few members in our community four years ago.

First-Generation @ Scripps March Newsletter

March 6, 2014

The March issue of the First-Generation @ Scripps Program newsletter is now available. Download today and enjoy!

First-Gen November Newsletter

November 4, 2013

Please find included in this email the second issue of our monthly newsletter for the First-Generation @ Scripps Program. Due to the great response, support, and feedback from our community, we chose to send the second issue to the entire campus community.

First-Gen October Newsletter

October 2, 2013

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the monthly newsletter for the First-Generation @ Scripps Program. We are excited to highlight the experiences and achievements of many of our first-generation students through these newsletters as well as bring awareness to first-gen issues in higher education.