Smith in Action
Smith is an institution that puts its values to work. As a college, we implement strategic and thoughtful initiatives aimed at making our world a better place by focusing on several key values: equity and inclusion, community, leadership, entrepreneurship, and sustainability.
Ariel Benjamin ’25 and Emma Merchant ’24 are working to ensure the Design Thinking Studio—and Smith’s campus as a whole—is accessible and welcoming to all, through intensive projects that are well underway.
”Creating a welcoming environment is a part of disability justice and accessibility as well,“ says Merchant, whose work aims to create accessible benches and spaces for connecting on campus.
A Strong Sense of Community
Leading by Example
Excelling in Entrepreneurship
The Jill Ker Conway Innovation Center is home to all things entrepreneurship at Smith. Well known for the Draper Competition, it’s become a major hub for creativity, ideas, and passions on campus.
Number of real-world ventures started from the Draper competition since 2013.
Outstanding Emerging Center, Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers
School for female founders who want to change the world according to College Magazine.
There are several college-sponsored events and challenges throughout the academic year, allowing you to put your ideas to the test.