Inquiry and Inclusion

To the Williams community,

Over the last several months, Williams, like campuses across the United States, has engaged in debate about how to bolster its commitment to free expression while maintaining its responsibility to ensure an inclusive environment for all community members. In late November I announced my plan to charge an ad hoc committee with the responsibility of moving this discussion forward and proposing policies or programs that will help us achieve both goals. I’ll share the committee charge and roster with campus and alumni in my start of semester message in late January.

These are complex and important issues—the kind we want our community to engage in and learn from. I look forward to being part of the discussions and work ahead.

Best wishes,