COLLEGE-WIDE INITIATIVE ON
ANTI-RACISM

ANTI-RACISM INITIATIVE

ӣƵCollege is working to foster an inclusive and pluralistic campus environment where all are welcomed into our living, learning, and working community. In our policies and our practices, we recognize differences and acknowledge that these differences are valued assets that enrich our community.

The anti-racism initiative reflects our commitment to strength, integrity, and the power of education to bring about real and lasting change across Meredith’s campus, especially for BIPOC members of our community and others who have not always felt seen or heard.

The College is actively addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in all departments and administrative processes. Our work is ongoing, action-oriented, transparent, and root-focused. Guided by our foundational values, we cultivate a spirit of openness and inquiry and respect a range of perspectives and voices.

ACTION STEPS

Action 1: Develop Action Plan

Develop an action plan informed by our history and the current student experience.

Read more about Action 1

Action 2: Review and Enhance Policies

Review and change policies that promote or enhance systemic racism.

Read more about Action 2

Action 3: Understand Our History

Work to understand our history and any connections to systemic racism.

Read more about Action 3

NEWS

One of the most visible outcomes of the campus climate survey conducted at ӣƵduring the last academic year is the creation of a full-time diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) coordinator position. Hired following an inclusive national search process, Liliana Madrid started in the newly-created role of Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President for DEI on Monday, January 24, 2022.

A teacher symposium and an education study group are two examples of ways Meredith’s Department of Education has supported anti-racism efforts this academic year.

The search committee for the Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has recently completed finalist interviews. The search, aided by Academic Search, a nationally known, top-rated search firm, generated about 60 applications from experts in higher education, business, not-for-profit, and civic organizations.  

CAMPUS PARTNERS

ӣƵCollege values diversity in all its forms and recognizes the richness that those diversities create within our learning environment.