About Us

Here to Educate, Empower, and Lead the Williams community.

The Davis Center is a part of the Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Diversity which also consists of the Vice President, Associate Dean, and Special Academic Programs. Together, this unit seeks to strengthen Williams College’s commitment to inclusion by ensuring that diversity initiatives are advanced and celebrated.

The Davis Center serves as a nexus, linking communities, galvanizing individuals. It provides a context for incisive, mobilizing, transformative interactions—planned and impromptu—that contribute to the advancement of diverse social identities, particularly those defined by race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, ability and sexual orientation.

Through collaborative efforts with faculty, staff and students the Center bolsters critical thinking, facilitates meaningful dialogue and precipitates multilateral exchange throughout the Williams College community. The result is empowerment—fundamental to leadership and essential to social change.