Consortium on High Achievement & Success (CHAS)

2023 Annual Institutional Representatives Meeting hosted by Goucher College

Supporting Student Activism on our Campuses in 2023:
The Role of College Administrators in Amplifying Student Voices While Figuring Out Our Own

The annual representatives meeting will open with a reception and dinner on Wednesday, June 21 and will close with lunch at noon on Friday, June 23.

College students have played a vital role in advancing important social movements throughout the world. We see college students lead when it comes to civil rights, environmental justice, and LGBTQ+ rights. We see students use their voices to protest matters of campus safety, police brutality, institutions’ investment decisions, and much more. This reminds us that academic institutions and knowledge production are not separate from the wider social and political contexts in which they exist, but rather are deeply intertwined with them.

During this year’s Institutional Representatives meeting, we will explore the ways in which students are advocating for social justice and political change, how we as college faculty, staff and administrators can nurture this activism, provide students with growth in this area all while also exploring the role that we as staff and faculty play. We hope to explore dynamics such as faculty tenure vs. no protections for staff members.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations, share their experiences, and learn from one another, with the ultimate goal of fostering a more inclusive, equitable, and socially responsible campus community.

Your institution must be a member of the CHAS Consortium to attend the representatives meeting. If you are interested in participating from a non-member institution please contact the CHAS Executive Director Sourav Guha at

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roger L. Worthington

Challenging the Status Quo: The Evolution of Supreme Court Decisions on Affirmative Action and the Imperative for Antiracist Activism

Dr. Roger Worthington

As we reflect on the evolving landscape of Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action and acknowledge the persistent inequities faced by BIPOC students, we must embrace the imperative for antiracist activism and transformational change. By challenging the status quo, amplifying marginalized voices, and dismantling systemic barriers, we can build a higher education system that truly values antiracist activism, and creating a legacy of equity and justice within higher education.

About Dr. Roger L. Worthington

Dr. Roger L. Worthington is a professor in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education at the University of Maryland, where he served as department chair from 2014 to 2017. He served as the Interim Associate Provost and Cabinet-level Diversity Officer (CDO) at UMD (2017-2018). He is the founder and executive director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (2017-present), past editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education (2011-2018), and past associate editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology (2011-2013).

Dr. Worthington was a founding member of the board of directors for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE; 2006-2011), and he co-authored the NADOHE Standards of Professional Practice for CDOs (2014; 2020). He was the recipient of three prestigious grants from the Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues Initiative (2006-2011). He was also the founding chair of the board of directors for the Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center.