DO NOT GO TO COLBY IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DIVERSITY. (OR SUPPORT FOR "DIVERSITY")
Seriously. The pamphlets/magazines are false advertising. Everyone knows at Colby that the most diverse pictures are always picked for the webpage, magazines, etc... The college will do anything to make you think it is more diverse than it actually is.
Now, yes, Maine is the whitest state in the nation... so of course Colby would be white. BUT. Not only is Colby lacking diversity, it is also completely lacking the SUPPORT necessary for the diversity it does have to SURVIVE on campus.
Colby does not prioritize student support, no matter what they may tell you on the website. Their actions do not align with their message. As a student, I have been silenced. I have experienced blatant discrimination, hatred, and oppression. And, worst of all, I have been crushed under the reality that the administration DOES NOT and possibly WILL NOT provide the support I, and all, students deserve.
One example of dozens: students have been calling for a gender and sexual diversity resource center for YEARS to provide support for victims of sexual assault, anyone who feels unsafe on campus, a space for advocacy, for a physical area free of violence (verbal, emotional, physical, etc...), a safe space for those questioning their gender/sexual identity, and other issues pertaining to gender and sexuality on college campuses. Colby cannot even provide us students with a simple space; something that is guaranteed at EVERY OTHER NESCAC SCHOOL.
Don't even get me started on how unsupported other minorities are on campus... Colby does not have its priorities in order, and too many students are afraid to speak up about it. Even if we did (and some of us do), they don't listen anyway.
Go somewhere else if you want to be supported and heard - Colby is not the right school for you. (Unless you want to come and exhaust yourself in a fight for change; in that case, you're probably masochistic. I know I must be for staying here.)