Brooks School Commitment to Diversity and Equity

To achieve our mission “to provide the most meaningful educational experience our students will have in their lives,” Brooks School is building a community where each one of us need not hide behind a mask, and can feel valued and affirmed in our true identity.

These identifiers include race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, religion, physical ability, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, learning styles, family structure, language and geographic place of origin.

We believe a diverse community enriches the lives of each member, and in this spirit we welcome individuals who support these values. We strive to assure that our students, in all of the physical and virtual aspects of Brooks School, will see themselves reflected in our curricula and in the faces of our trustees, administrators, teachers, and staff.

We work to create a school where we are able to recognize our similarities and differences and where each individual has a voice to engage in courageous conversations with mutual empathy and respect.

We acknowledge the aspirations of this statement and the challenges of working together toward equity. We welcome these challenges and commit ourselves to creating a school that embraces the full identity of each of our students, their families, and all of our employees.

"Classmates become friends — friends who help you study, help you learn, and offer diverse and intriguing perspectives on the world."

John Fritz '20

campus Affinity & Interest Groups

Asian & Asian-American Alliance (AAA)
AAA is an affinity & interest group for students who identify as Asian and/or Asian-American or students who want to learn more about various Asian cultures represented on campus and across the world. 

Alianza Latina (AL)
Alianza is an affinity group for students who share Latinx or Hispanic heritage.

Black Students Union (BSU)
BSU is an affinity group for any student who identifies as Black, African or African-American. 

Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
GSA functions as both an affinity group for anyone in the LGBTQIA+ community and an interest group for people who wish to serve as allies and friends to community members.  

International Club (IC)
IC serves as an interest group for students and community members wanting to learn more about global communities.  

Jewish Students’ Organization (JSO)
JSO functions as an affinity group for Jewish students, observant and non-observant to gather and be in community and celebration of their shared heritage as well as to advocate on behalf of Jewish community members. 

Students Embracing Culture (SEC)
SEC serves as an interest group for students to engage in programming and discussions to learn more about varied perspectives and the experiences of people across different segments of the population.

Women Incorporated (WINC)
WINC serves as an affinity group for female identified students to engage in work and discussions pertaining to gender equality. 

Alumni and their families are invited back to campus for brunch, a meet-and-greet with current ice hockey players, an alumni hockey game, family free-skate and opportunity to watch the Brooks/Pingree tournament. Come for any or all of the day's great events! Get details and RSVP HERE. We look forward to seeing you!

The school community will ring in the holiday season at our annual event in the Chapel. Students and faculty offer readings as well as sing and play festive carols. The service - which originated in the King's College Chapel - symbolizes humanity's universal longing for peace.

All are welcome to our traditional service ringing in the holiday season. Students and faculty offer readings as well as sing and play festive carols. The service - which originated in the King's College Chapel - symbolizes humanity's universal longing for peace. A reception will follow. Please join us! Email Advancement Coordinator Lynne Dulong to RSVP.

Study break! This adorable annual event features a traveling petting zoo -- of baby bunnies, goats, pigs, kittens, puppies and other animals -- that visits Brooks to help students de-stress before exams.

Join us for an evening of music! Brooks' jazz band will perform on the mainstage of the Center for the Arts. All are welcome.

Join us for an evening of music! Brooks' rock band and advanced rock band will perform on the mainstage of the Center for the Arts. All are welcome.

Community Stories

Diversity Leadership Council

The Office of Diversity Initiatives supports a number of programs and clubs on campus with the goal of increasing our community wide understanding of various experiences and perspectives. The collaborative work of adults and students increases our awareness and practice as an inclusive institution working towards our school’s mission statement which inspired our Commitment to Diversity and Equity. In development is a diversity strategic plan that will guide us in decision making and enable us to evaluate our progress. Among our tasks, the council:

  • works in collaboration with the Director of Diversity Initiatives
  • leads adults in conversation and helps guide students and faculty in multicultural education
  • assists in the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body and faculty
  • promotes empathy and cultural understanding in our classes, teams, dorms, even choice of plays
  • provides access to resources and training for multicultural education to the members of our community