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Diversity

Diversity makes Choate better. For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be an inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate difference and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences.

Diversity provides opportunities. Building an inclusive community can also present challenges, but we embrace these. Through ongoing dialogue and interaction, we enhance empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own.

Diversity Education Committee

The Diversity Education Committee (DEC) is charged with advancing productive conversations about diversity at Choate and helping to ensure that ours is a community where difference is celebrated, not just tolerated. The DEC works with faculty and student groups to heighten awareness and attention to issues of diversity.


A sampling of our programs, initiative, groups, and clubs:

Programs and Initiatives

  • Diversity Day
  • Choate Talks
  • Community Lunches
  • New Student Orientation
  • Faculty Professional Development
  • International Student Programs
  • Study Abroad
  • Global Service Programs
  • Day of Silence
  • Words Can Hurt Us Week
  • Ally Week
  • Interfaith Worship, Dialogue, Retreats, and Community Service
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Student Diversity Leadership Conference
  • NAIS and Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) People of Color Conference

Student Groups and Clubs

  • AfriClub
  • Arabic Club
  • Asian Student Association
  • Buddhist Meditation
  • Chinese Club
  • Choate Afro-Latino Student Alliance
  • Choate Diversity Student Association
  • Choate South Asian Association
  • Choate Korea Friendship Association
  • Christian Fellowship
  • Hillel
  • Hispanic-Latino Forum
  • International Student Society
  • Japanese Club
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Roman Catholic Community at Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Sexual Minorities and Straight Supporters
  • Special Pop Skate and Swim
  • Students Advocating Gender Equity
  • Thai Club
  • Women of the World
  • Women for Women at Choate
  • Young Men and Young Women of Color Book Clubs
We believe that diversity provides for richer intellectual growth and more creative outcomes as it builds both a stronger community and stronger individuals.