On June 12, 2020, the leadership of the Division of Student Life wrote and shared a statement against racism and specifically, anti-Black racism. The statement included the following action steps.
- Doing the work to understand systemic racism as well as our own biases and perspectives.
- Listening to our students to gain their perspectives and learn their priorities for change and areas of greatest opportunity.
- Reviewing policies and procedures from an inclusive lens.
- Educating students with majority identities about their privilege and help them develop anti-racist approaches.
We also committed to transparency and accountability as we move forward. Each Student Life unit developed an action step addressing systemic racism in their 2020-2021 strategic plan. In this document, action steps across the Division were collected, along with progress made toward the completion of each action. We did this in order to hold ourselves accountable and to be accountable to our students. We have also created a form for input and feedback from our students and we will synthesize what we receive and share it on this site.