21 April 2021
Seven ways to tell how committed your university is to diversity and inclusion
Top diversity and inclusion professor shares some tips on how students can explore whether their university is genuinely committed to change
Higher education is – thankfully – in a moment of transition. After the murder of George Floyd last year and in response to the continued push of the Movement for Black Lives, universities around the world are responding by pledging a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Some are even going so far as to declare themselves “anti-racist universities”, which is a welcome change.
As students consider which university matches their core values and which institutions are truly committed to the work of inclusion and diversity, how can you tell who is really enacting change and not just saying they are?
I have created a framework that looks at justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI), an action- oriented approach to systemic change inside colleges and universities. But how can we tell if an institution is really committed to the work of JEDI?