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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are concepts of paramount importance at Chatham Hall.

Together, they work to ensure that we are a community that not only respects each other’s differences but finds value, beauty, and even magic in them. We welcome and encourage a richness of cultures, languages, backgrounds, beliefs, and opinions to ensure that our community sees an accurate representation of the outside world and the richness that exists beyond our town. We encourage open dialogue and discussion between students with differing views, and we offer global student experiences to allow everyone to develop a curiosity for difference and empathy and respect for the human experience.

Each year, our director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) works with our DEI Task Force made up of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumnae and student DEI Ambassadors to select a theme for the year. Our DEI theme for the 2022-2023 school year is: Respecting Other’s Truths - Honoring the Past, Fighting for the Future. Each of us, as human beings, has a truth. Our individuality is the key to our community and this year we strive to honor the abundance of stories our collective humanity represents. To learn more about this theme, please click here for a letter from our Ms. Deborah Glymph, director of DEI. 

Within this theme, our focus this year continues to be on three key areas: climate and culture, hiring and recruitment, and professional development. Student leadership remains a central tenet of our DEI programming, emphasizing the ability to engage and mentor others in the principles of the Purple and Gold Rule as well as practicing the goals of dignity, empathy, and respect.

To learn more about DEI at Chatham Hall, please email connect@chathamhall.org.

Past Programming

Page last updated January 2023
800 Chatham Hall Circle  •  Chatham, VA 24531
+1 434.432.2941  •  admissions@chathamhall.org
Day and boarding school for girls grades 9 -12 in the Episcopal tradition.

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