Mission and Principles

The Days-Massolo Center enhances the academic, intellectual, social, cultural and leadership dimensions of the Hamilton community. Through forums, panels, lectures and other programming developed in cooperation with students, faculty and staff, the Days-Massolo Center serves as a central resource for exploring intersections between gender, race, culture, religion, sexuality, ability, socioeconomic class and other facets of human difference.


The following principles guide the priorities and goals of the Days-Massolo Center:

  • The diversity of the Hamilton community enriches all of its members.
  • An inclusive educational environment leads to better learning outcomes for all students.
  • Students maximize their educational, personal, and leadership potential through the transfer of knowledge into applied skills.
  • Campus partnerships enhance learning outcomes for all students.

Days-Massolo CenterActivities

The Days-Massolo Center organizes forums, panels, lectures and receptions, and other activities developed in cooperation with students, faculty, and staff to foster  systematic, critical engagement with the claim and promise of diversity. 

Role of the Director

The director supervises the development, implementation and evaluation of a variety of cross-cultural and academic programs that support the mission of the Days-Massolo Center. The director serves as a role model, advocate, mentor and educator, and works to promote dialogue and cross-cultural collaboration on campus. 

Role of the Associate Director

The associate director assists with the collaboration and facilitation of dialogues, conferences and other events that promote inclusivity and understanding at the Days-Massolo Center. Additionally, the associate director develops and sustains relationships through training, advising and mentoring to cultivate a safe space on campus.

Contact Information

Phyllis A.H. Breland

Interim Director, Diversity & Inclusion
315-859-4398 pbreland@hamilton.edu
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