DEI@SLC: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion



Sarah Lawrence College is committed to sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning, working, and living community. This requires students, faculty, administration, and staff who reflect the diversity of our society; that people from different backgrounds and with different views be prepared to treat one another with mutual respect and honest curiosity so that they can engage and learn from one another; and that diversity infuse all aspects of the life and mission of the College. These conditions enable a genuine liberal arts education, in which the presence of people with different experiences and ideas, engaged in critical dialogue, overcomes ignorance and builds trust and knowledge.


The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office collaborates with the Diversity Advisory and Programming Subcommittee (DAPS) of the Student Life Committee, as well as with student organizations to create events that encourage dialogue across difference and exploration of issues related to diversity, social identity, equity, and lived experience. The staff provides a semi-monthly student-facilitated dialogue group, Real Talk @SLC, whose sessions engage students in conversation and learning around social identity and equity issues, with the aim of promoting a campus culture of belonging.

Meet the Staff

Left to right: Ronnie Benion, Amada Sandoval, and Fatiah Touray

Fatiah Touray
Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Special Assistant to the President
E-mail Fatiah

Amada Sandoval
Associate Dean for Engagement, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
E-mail Amada 

Ronnie Benion
Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
E-mail Ronnie 

Fatiah, Amada, and Ronnie were featured in the Spring 2020 issue of Sarah Lawrence magazine—read their interview!