Gender and Sexual Diversity
Colby’s Gender and Sexual Diversity Program provides education, support, and advocacy to foster a positive campus climate with respect to gender, sexuality, and sexual culture.
We work to eradicate issues of sexism, homophobia, sexual violence, and other forms of physical, psychological, systemic, and institutional violence based on gender, sex, and sexuality; and consider social justice from the relationship between gender, sexuality, sex, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, ability, national status, and religion.
Informed by the wider Colby vision of an inclusive and respectful campus, the Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD) Program strives to create and inspire a community that: 1) challenges and works to end discrimination and oppression based on real and perceived differences in gender identity, gender expression, sex, and sexual orientation, and the intersections among these and other dimensions of identity; 2) promotes honest and sustained dialogue about difficult issues; 3) is committed to safety and justice for all its members.
Sexual Violence Prevention
At Colby College, primary prevention is our highest goal when addressing sexual violence. This means that we offer educational programs and support services that challenge the beliefs, biases, and behaviors that perpetuate sexual violence. On Colby’s campus, faculty, staff, and students are working together to create a climate in which sexual violence is impermissible and speaking out against sexual violence is the norm.
Sexual Violence Prevention Peer Educators
Educators schedule regular office hours during the fall prevention training cycle for student-to-student engagement about how we define, experience, and respond to sexual misconduct at Colby.