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Office of the Registrar

Dartmouth College
Office of the Registrar
6014 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3541

Phone: (603) 646-2246
Fax: (603) 646-2247
Email: registrar@Dartmouth.EDU

Diversity & Inclusion

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

“Dartmouth’s capacity to advance its dual mission of education and research depends upon the full diversity and inclusivity of this community. We must increase diversity, particularly among our faculty and staff. As we do so, we must also create a community in which every individual, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, disability, nationality, political or religious views, or position within the institution, is respected. On this close-knit and intimate campus, we must ensure that every person knows that he, she, or they is a valued member of our community.

Diversity and inclusivity are necessary partners. Without inclusivity, the benefits of diversity—an increase in understanding, improvement in performance, enhanced innovation, and heightened levels of satisfaction—will not be realized.” - President Philip Hanlon ’77 - Excerpt from May 2016 Letter to the Dartmouth community


The Registrar's Office supports the College's efforts toward diversity and inclusion in many ways, including through our recruitment and retention of staff, professional development and support for Office staff, and College committee work.

Recruitment, Retention, and Staff Support

Not only does our office create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of all staff (frequent full staff meetings, one-on-one meetings with supervisors, team meetings, etc.) which extends to the environment we create for our students, we have a new US citizen on our staff!  The Registrar’s Office staff is a mix of ages, genders, married/single, backgrounds, and ethnicities (especially when we include our student workers.)  All are exceptionally talented and hard workers despite little recognition.  They support each other, staff in other offices, and all help to create an environment of inclusiveness where everyone has a voice.  Multiple staff of various backgrounds have been promoted within the office, of all ages and genders, and the office has one of the few female programmers.  Two staff members have earned their Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree while employed full-time in the Registrar’s office.

Michelle Kermond from the Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL) has spoken at a staff meeting to discuss transgender issues and how to best address/work with those students in transition.  The Registrar is heading a campus-wide “preferred name” initiative to support all students who desire to indicate their chosen name and worked directly with a transgender student to revamp current business processes.  Staff have undergone customer service training and HR training to better understand “differences” and staff have attended NEACRAO conference sessions on DACA student issues.  The Registrar is a member of the AACRAO Native American Caucus and staff have attended diversity workshops held on campus. We also include discussions about equity, inclusion and diversity in our performance reviews.

Preferred name issues have been at the forefront in the Registrar community most recently and even one of our keynote speakers at the recent AACRAO conference was transgender and spoke about the experience.  Every staff member is encouraged to engage in professional development and the funds we have in our budget are shared so that each person has these opportunities. We also partnered this year with two elementary schools– one in the Bronx and one on a reservation in New Mexico.  We provided them with Dartmouth books, stickers, etc. and we wrote each other to encourage them to aspire towards higher education.



Continued to work with multiple committees which include:

  • Committee of Chairs
  • Committee on Instruction
  • Committee on Withdrawals
  • Enrollment Committee
  • Student Systems Oversight Committee – Chair
  • Dartmouth Information Security Council
  • Language Waiver Committee (Senior Associate Registrar representative)
  • Committee on Student Life
  • Multiple ad hoc committees


  • AACRAO – American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Vice President for Leadership and Management Development on the Board of Directors
  • AACRAO 103rd Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
  • AACRAO Leadership Meeting, Washington, DC
  • NEACRAO – New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, 68th Annual Meeting, Manchester, NH
  • Ivy+ Registrars Annual Meeting, Columbia University, New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Associate/Assistant Registrars

  • NEACRAO 68th Annual Meeting, Manchester, NH (3 attendees)
  • Ivy+ Registrars Annual Meeting, Columbia University, New York, NY (2 attendees)
  • Ellucian Live, Orlando, FL - (1 attendee)
  • AACRAO 103rd Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN (2 attendees)
  • AACRAO Public Policy Advisory Group - 1 member


  • Replacements
    • Assistant Registrar for Academic Applications and Policy, September 2016
    • Service Specialist, January 2017

Last Updated: 7/31/17