Our differences strengthen our community and offer us the opportunity to connect with all kinds of people.
students from all 50 states and 79 countries
students of color
students who are the first in their families to attend college
Vassar offers many resources to ensure all students have what they need to thrive. Our student-centered approach includes programs and centers designed to support students in their personal and intellectual development.Learn more about Student Growth and Engagement
The Jeh Vincent Johnson ALANA Cultural Center provides a variety of resources and programs to support students of color, including opportunities for leadership development, intra-cultural and cross-cultural dialogues, lectures, and mentorship.Learn more about the Jeh Vincent Johnson ALANA Cultural Center
Transitions is a comprehensive, four-year program for first-generation, low income, and/or undocumented students, focused on building community and creating a sense of belonging.Learn more about the Transitions Program
Feeding the Spirit. The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices oversees, advises, and supports a wide range of religious and civic communities, as well as initiatives that merge Vassar’s campus with the mid-Hudson Valley community. Vassar staff members are always available for pastoral counseling and spiritual guidance, no matter where you are in your spiritual journey.Learn more about Religious and Spiritual Life
The Office of International Services supports international students in adjusting to and embracing a new culture and also works to involve and engage all members of the campus community in events, workshops, and other opportunities to share the wealth of global perspectives and experiences.Learn more about the Office of International Services
Engaged pluralism is rooted in the conviction that collaborating across differences is necessary for social transformation and critical for the well-being of any community and its members. Vassar’s diverse community inspires positive change through open inquiry, deep dives into society’s most difficult challenges, and collaborative problem solving, and we believe it’s our differences that make us stronger.