C3 was a partnership between Bates College, Connecticut College, Middlebury College, Williams College, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the participating colleges in the Liberal Arts Diversity Officers Consortium (LADO). It was funded by the Mellon Foundation.
Liberal Arts Diversity Officers Organization (LADO)
LADO was founded in 2007 as a consortium of liberal arts colleges that sought to promote best practices and innovative strategies in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. It has collaborated with the Center for more than four years to increase the capacity of its members and the field to build settings that advance the full participation of diverse faculty, students, and staff.
The members of LADO have moved swiftly to create mechanisms for substantive, yet sustainable change on campuses across the country.
C3’s collaboration with the and the broader LADO membership was designed to enable C3 to develop, disseminate, and promote new strategies for building academic settings that enable the full participation of diverse students and faculty. Simply put, C3 was intended to serve as an incubator of innovation for institutional diversity, creating adaptable programs in which participants are the key stakeholders of their success.