C3 Summit

The third C3 Summit was hosted by Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The Transformative Power of Race in the Academy: Measuring Change, Charting Futures was held Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Visit the C3 2017 Summit page for additional information. 


The 2015 C3 Summit, Practicing Communities: The Transformative Power of Race in the Academy, took place November 13 through 15, 2015, at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Visit the C3 2015 Summit page to learn more. 


The first C3 Summit, Launching Transformation, took place at Connecticut College on March 28-30. Please visit the Summit 2014 page for details.


The C3 Summit, hosted by a different LADO college each year, brings together underrepresented students from LADO institutions and graduate students from Columbia University, UC Berkeley, the University of Chicago, and the University of Michigan.

The undergraduate participants are juniors or seniors with an interest in academic careers in higher education and public service. Before and after the summit, they work with faculty to build their capacities to make maximum use of the summit as a developmental and networking opportunity, as well as to cultivate their networking and leadership capabilities on their own campuses.

The summit provides structured and informal time for the undergraduates to network with the graduate students to learn about their academic backgrounds, their current research, and the challenges they face in the university environment.

The summit also allows academic officers from LADO schools to meet with attending graduate students to provide feedback on presentations of dissertations/research papers according to the research and teaching purposes of liberal arts colleges, and discuss current employment opportunities at LADO member institutions.