Affirmative Action



is . . .

  • A hotly contested practice in the U.S.
  • Defined by law and legal decisions
  • Widely misunderstood
  • An attempt to remedy centuries of racist and sexist practices
  • Alive and well at Connecticut College

The Affirmative Action Office at Connecticut College provides leadership, goals and other guidance to support College diversity initiatives and to ensure compliance with College policies relating to affirmative action, discrimination and harassment.

At Connecticut College, affirmative action applies to faculty and staff hiring, but not to student admission.

Building and sustaining a diverse learning and work environment is a collaborative enterprise. The Affirmative Action Officer supports and guides the work of faculty and staff search committees and works closely with the Dean and Associate Dean of the Faculty, the Office of Human Resources, the Dean of the College / Senior Diversity Officer, the Office of Student Life, and the Dean of Multicultural Affairs.

This website (affirmativeaction.conncoll.edu) was compiled by Judy Kirmmse, Affirmative Action Officer, and Yalidy Mercedes Matos '09.

Contact Information:

Phone:
860-439-2103
Fax:
860-439-5419
Email:
judy.kirmmse@conncoll.edu
Judy Kirmmse
Affirmative Action Officer
Fanning Hall 113
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196