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Our Commitments

Gender Inclusivity and EDI

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At Salem Academy and College, we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our mission of developing the next generation of leaders who will make the world a better, healthier, and more equitable place.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The best solutions to complex problems come from having a diversity of experiences around the table. At Salem, we are proud of the diversity of our student body because we know that diverse perspectives create opportunities for learning and growth.

Salem College is consistently ranked among the nation’s best colleges for advancing social mobility and for financial diversity. Approximately half of our students are students of color, with significant socio-economic diversity amongst our student body as well. This aligns with our 250+ year commitment to creating exceptional educational opportunities for students who have not historically had equal access to higher learning.

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Gender Equity

As the nation’s oldest continuously operating educational institution for women and girls in the United States, Salem Academy and College centers its educational and campus experiences on girls and women. As a women’s college in a society with changing understandings of gender identity and fluidity, Salem College strives to be a welcoming, gender inclusive space while focusing our experience on those who are female or who identify as such.

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