At Knox, we believe we learn the most from people least like ourselves. U.S. News & World Report's 2013 rankings listed Knox in the top 25 most international colleges and in the top 50 for ethnic diversity among the nation's leading liberal arts colleges.
Student Voices: Diversity and Inclusivity at Knox
|Alejandro Varela '13
"What surprised me about Knox was how many different nationalities and ethnicities [are on campus], and the overall diversity. I have become close friends with people from China, Nepal, the Philippines, Washington, Illinois -- pretty much all over the nation and the world."
|Anushree Kedia '14
"The thing that stood out to me the most about Knox was its diversity and how accepting the campus is to international students. Being an international, that is something that is definitely important to me, and Knox has not let me down at all in that sense."
|Bekah Lauer '14
Ann Arbor, Michigan
"Another huge reason I decided to come to Knox was because of the high diversity for such a small liberal arts school. I wanted a school where the students were diverse not only racially, but economically and through their ideology as well. I definitely found that at Knox College."
|Jamal Nelson '14
"I have to say that Knox has a great cordial system; people from all places can come and feel welcome wherever they stay on campus . . . . We are a group of learners; every day we learn, and we learn from every person."
Diversity and inclusivity events throughout the year -- including CommUNITY Week in September -- encourage conversation about issues that touch our campus community and the larger world. A few of the events include:
|AXIS Dance Company Performance
Students attended a performance by AXIS, one of the world's most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. AXIS has become a jewel of contemporary dance and disability culture.
|The Black Fatherhood Project: Documentary & Discussion
First-time filmmaker Jordan Thierry offered context and conversation in an exploration of fatherhood in Black America through a telling of his own story and interviews with historians.
|Black History Month Events
The ABLE student club organized Black History Month events, including a performance by the music group Kuumba Lynx, a student talent showcase, and a series of collaborative "fireside chats."
The class Culture and Identity of the Caribbean hosted Cynthia Nelson, a food writer from Barbados. Knox students and Professor William Hope prepared Caribbean food for Cynthia's presentation.
Life Outside the Classroom
From student clubs to cultural and educational centers, it's easy to see how diversity touches all aspects of campus life in a supportive, open-minded environment.