Center for Race, Equity, & Identity
The Center for Race, Equity and Identity (CREI) is dedicated to educational excellence within the Goucher community. The Center engages all students in social justice through educational and co-curricular opportunities through social justice, intersectionality and Critical Race Theory (CRT). CREI seeks to foster an environment in which marginalized and oppressed community members feel affirmed and comfortable exploring and expressing their identities.
Who We Serve
- Students of Color (Black, Latinx, Asian, Asian-Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, Native/ Indigenous/1st Nation, biracial, and multiracial/mixed)
- First-generation students
- Socioeconomically disadvantaged students
- LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual) students
- International students (Nonimmigrants, Immigrants, Undocumented, Third Culture Kids, and Americans Abroad)
- Disabled Students/Students with disabilities*
*CREI acknowledges that folxs within the community relate and identify with identity-first language (disabled) and/or person-first language (people with disabilities). As the center expands our language and resources, we will continue to review our terminology to best accurately represent and affirm the communities that we serve.
What We Do
- Group and one-on-one student advising and mentoring
- Community building and programming
- Educational workshops for students, faculty, and staff
- Collaboration with students to support student-led social justice programming
- We strive to improve the institutional advancement of all marginalized students, specifically students of color; first-generation and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged students; LGBTQIA students, international students and disabled students/students with disabilities.
- We affirm various marginalized communities while promoting equity, cultural pluralism through exploring notions of power, privilege and oppression.
- We seek to improve understanding within and between all student through dialogue and other intergroup experiences.
We are open 9:00am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday, in ATH 422. Come to relax, study, nap, cook food, or talk to one of our interns or staff members. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
- Image associated with "First-Year LGBTQIA Student Initiative: Welcome Back Dinner at Batza Room of the Athenaeum"February 1, 2018
The mission of the Goucher First Year LGBTQIA Student Initiative Dinners is to affirm, support, and provide guidance to our LGBTQIA and questioning students from the beginning...
- Image associated with "International Community Dinner at Pinkard Community Service and Multicultural Affairs Center"February 2, 2018
Students who identify with having an international background (immigrants, F-1 students or other visa holders, Americans who have lived abroad including Third Culture Kids and...
- February 7, 2018
The Kente Cloth Ceremony is an intimate ceremony during which graduating students of color are able to honor their heritage, share their story, and recognize loved ones and...