The Dively Committee

Founded in 1991 with a generous gift from Mike Dively (Class of 1961), The Dively Committee for Human Sexuality and Diversity is a non-standing committee composed of students, staff, and faculty who plan and fund events on campus that focus on gender, sexuality, and queer identities. In the past, the committee has funded and organized visits by feminist artists, bisexual activists, lesbian writers, gay athletes, transgender performers, queer filmmakers, and a broad range of other events that focus on gender, sexuality, and BGLTQ people at Williams.

How the funds can be used or are typically used:

The purpose of the Dively Committee is to develop an understanding of human sexuality and sexual orientation and their impact on culture. The focus of the Committee is on a broad array of programming that explores issues relating to gender difference, sexuality, homosexuality, and feminism, and that encourages a respect for and awareness of human sexuality and diversity. Funds are made available for lectures, workshops, and other events that address these issues, especially those of specific concern to members of the queer community.

Who can request money:

Any student or student organization

Procedure for requesting money:

Submit the Supplemental Funding form, and then contact the chair.

Typical allocation magnitude:

Allocation magnitudes vary from request to request.

Additional information:

The Dively Committee begins each year with around $15,000.  However, the committee spends the majority of the Dively budget on events planned by the Dively Committee itself.

DIVELY COMMITTEE POSTER COLLECTION, 1992-2012

Established in 1991 with a generous gift from Mike Dively ‘61, the Dively Committee for Human Sexuality and Diversity is a group composed of students, staff, and faculty who plan and fund events on campus that focus on gender, sexuality, and queer identities at Williams. The Dively Committee Poster Collection documents their mission to develop an understanding of human sexuality and sexual orientation and their impact on culture. The posters cover a broad array of programming that explores issues relating to gender difference, sexuality, homosexuality, and feminism, and that encourages a respect for and awareness of human sexuality and diversity.

Thank you to Professor Chris Waters, or his generous work on compiling this collection.

View all of the items in Dively Committee Poster Collection, 1992-2012

Samuel Delaney poster, 1995

Samuel Delaney poster, 1995
On Gay identity; Samuel Delaney

Hanifah Walidah poster, 2012

Hanifah Walidah poster, 2012
U People film screening and talkback with director Hanifah Walidah

Embodiment poster, 2012

Embodiment poster, 2012
Selected works form Molly Landreth’s project ‘Embodiment: a Portrait of Queer Life in America’

Sandy DuBowski poster, Jihad, 2011

Sandy DuBowski poster, Jihad, 2011
A Jihad for Love: the Award Winning Documentary Film about Queer-Muslims