Our goal is to provoke thought and agitate for action across higher education. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion, while noble goals and disciplines on their own, must be animated by the ongoing pursuit of justice for those harmed by the racist systems of oppression that operate throughout our society. Colleges and universities have a vital role to play in this work.
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Racial Justice: Systematic and proactive reinforcement of the public policies, institutional practices, cultural messages, and social norms needed to achieve and sustain racial equity
Institutionalizing Efforts: Including CDO roles, taskforces, and institutional plans. A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice requires critical examination of institutional policies, practices, and organization.
Diversity: Representation of all the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another.
Equity: Evaluating systems and institutions to identify and remove biases in the distribution of opportunities and resources.
Inclusion: Ensuring differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and every individual feels a sense of belonging.
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Explore EAB's library of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice resources. If you have specific questions for how to navigate a resource or implement best practices on campus, contact your Strategic Leader.
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Explore the resources below to recruit and enroll a diverse class and support the recruitment of diverse faculty and staff.
Explore the resources below to remove barriers to student academic success and career readiness.
Explore the resources below to create inclusive practices for students and faculty.
Explore the resources for more on systematic and proactive reinforcement of the public policies, institutional practices, cultural messages, and social norms needed to achieve and sustain racial equity.
To create real change on campus, education leaders must make DEIJ efforts a comprehensive and institution-wide effort.
As institutional leaders develop diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategic plans, it’s important for them to consider how they frame their priorities and commitments. EAB reviewed over 40 DEI plans from institutions across the U.S., Canada, and Europe and found that many used generic and deficit-based language to articulate their priorities.
Learn about each of the seven hallmarks of an anti-racist institution through the lives of four BIPOC community members in this interactive infographic.
Our team is ready to work with your institution to make progress on your institutional goals, from student success, to faculty and staff recruitment, to affordability and beyond. Contact your Strategic Leader to discuss any of our DEIJ resources and get expert advice on how to implement the best practices on your campus.
Educate leaders and address systematic racism
Private Webinars and Workshops to Support Your Cabinet and Board in Addressing Systemic Racism
These private webinars and workshops are designed to help higher education leaders, cabinets, and boards better understand systemic racism and how it manifests at their college or university.
Build a strong DEIJ plan that will lead to action
Get Started with a New Plan
If your institution doesn’t yet have a DEIJ plan, start with EAB’s DEIJ Plan Starter Kit. We provide step-by-step guidance and examples to initiate the DEIJ planning process and write and organize the plan.
Want to discuss how to get started on your campus? Your strategic leader can connect you with our team of experts for campus-specific guidance.
Review an Existing Plan
EAB’s DEIJ Institutional Plan Review is a service that evaluates your existing university DEIJ plan or an in-progress draft. EAB experts will provide partners with research-driven advice including institutional examples and tailored guidance to improve their current strategy.
Recruit and enroll a diverse class
Encourage FAFSA Submissions
As the number of college-aged students declines, and the population of high school graduates grows more diverse, prioritize efforts to promote recruitment and enrollment access for all students. Use this toolkit to address the most common barriers to FAFSA submission and help you get the word out to students.
Remove barriers to student academic success and career readiness
Improve Equity in Student Success
Use our 360-Degree Student Equity Audit to keep equity at the center of your COVID-19 response and recovery plans to help build a more equitable future.
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Ready to focus on equity?
Learn how to eliminate persistent equity gaps at our colleges and universities with EAB's Moon Shot for Equity initiative.