Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,
& Self-Awareness

You Are Welcome Here.

On an inclusive campus, the positive value of creating a diverse and equitable community is well understood and respected at Trinity-Pawling. We are committed to fostering a safe and fair environment where all community members feel respected, supported, and empowered, regardless of race, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, ability, sexual orientation, religion, family structure, or socioeconomic status. Our entire community plays a role in helping Trinity-Pawling grow and evolve into a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus because excellence in learning can only be achieved when all members of our community experience authentic connection, mutuality, belonging, and engagement.

Reach Out Anytime!

Tarik Smith
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Self-Awareness

Community Spotlights & Initiatives

A portrait of Director of DEISA Tarik Smith at Trinity-Pawling

Faculty Spotlight: Tarik Smith
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Self-Awareness (DEISA)

Smith's vision for his role as Director of DEISA is to approach each day as a point guard approaches a basketball game: recognize opportunities, listen to the voices, be accountable to one another, teach, find new ways of doing things, be vocal, lead the way, and weave everything together to create a high percentage shot for powerful change.

"I want to create spaces of accountability and set goals oriented toward transformational growth that are achievable, and in striving for those goals, develop a self-awareness that cultivates an equal environment for all. It’s not just one person. It’s an entire community that will foster change." - TARIK SMITH

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Clubs on Campus

A group of Trinity-Pawling students walk across the front lawn of campus on a fall day

Belonging — It's In Our Mission

Trinity-Pawling School will nurture a community that is enriched by its diversity, inclusiveness, and awareness of belonging by:

  • Regularly reviewing its effectiveness in creating and promoting a community that respects the distinctiveness of each individual.
  • Developing solid data points of student diversity and inclusion — admissions, college placement, AP ranks, etc. that can be used to build and enhance diversity.
  • Engaging in annual assessments of diversity in faculty and staff while also promoting measures to expand upon this diversity.
  • Engaging annual assessments of curriculum as related to diversity, equity, and inclusivity.
  • Continuing to develop and enhance programs and processes to ensure success and retention of diverse students and faculty.

The Common Good Podcast

Throughout the 2020 and 2021 school years, The Common Good Podcast was hosted and produced by students in Modern Media. The podcast offered an interactive way for students to learn how to debate and defend perspectives that they may not necessarily believe in. It provided a unique opportunity for students to engage in constructive conversations, listen to their opponents, embrace differences, and achieve compromise.

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Spotlight Episodes

Trinity-Pawling School admits students of any race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.