A Long-Standing Tradition of Diversity and Inclusion
Image: Black Lives Matter installation Hiram Campus
From its founding in 1850, Hiram College has accepted both women and people of color. All students, regardless of race or gender, were permitted to attend classes together— something that was unusual during the mid-1800s. That level of inclusion at Hiram continues today as our campus community is committed to fostering and promoting increased knowledge of cultural and ethnic diversity and its significance as an educational value. Our students regularly come together to promote mutual understanding and respect of global citizenship on the part of students from all backgrounds through a variety of inclusion focused student organizations.
The College was created by a local church, the Disciples of Christ, to be a nonsectarian and coeducational institution, and throughout its existence, Hiram has sustained the egalitarian tradition of educating men and women from diverse backgrounds. To this day, students come from more than thirty-five states, including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, and many countries around the world. The College is also intentional in broadcasting student voices of revolution, justice, and peace, cultivating leaders of innovation and compassion, while offering a distinctive learning environment focused on close student-faculty interactions, international study opportunities, and experiential learning. There are over 30 clubs and organizations on campus, many of which are focused on the passions that students embrace, such as Feminism in Action, the Black Student Union, Intercultural Forum, Presence and Respect for Youth Sexual Minorities (PRYSM), and Student Senate.