Founded in 1813, Colby is the 12th-oldest private liberal arts college in the United States. Colby’s 2,000 students come from nearly every state and more than 80 countries to take advantage of renowned academic programs, a curriculum that encourages the creation of multidisciplinary and global connections, and collaborative learning experiences led by world-class faculty scholars. Its Waterville, Maine, location provides access to eminent research institutions and meaningful civic engagement experiences.

Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby offers a rigorous academic program rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, global opportunities, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from more than 80 countries. Its Waterville, Maine, location provides access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Diamond Foundation Philanthropy to Colby College

The Robert E. Diamond Professorship

Recognizing the importance of great teachers in transforming lives, the Diamond Family Foundation endowed The Robert E. Diamond Professorship in honor of Robert’s father, a longtime teacher, principal, and school superintendent. Ultimately it’s Colby students who benefit most from endowed professorships, as renowned and respected professors mentor and motivate students, expose them to new opportunities and ideas, and engage them in cutting-edge research and experiential learning.

The Diamond Building

The building that bears the Diamond name on Colby’s campus is home to several social science departments, as well as the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights, which champions the struggles for dignity, freedom, and justice for people throughout the world; and the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, an innovative multidisciplinary program that leverages the College’s strengths in policy matters and in civic participation at the local, state, and national levels.

The Colby College Museum of Art

The mission of the Colby College Museum of Art is to make art widely accessible to all communities. The Museum’s educational programming is designed to reach the broadest possible audience. Museum staff work tirelessly to build partnerships with faculty and students, community organizations, and local schools—all with the goal of offering programming and educational opportunities that connect diverse communities with the Museum’s rich collections and resources.