Center for Race, Equity & Identity

Learn. Advocate. Be.

The Center for Race, Equity, and Identity (CREI) transforms lives through community building, education, engagement, and the exploration of identities. We strive to improve the institutional advancement of all marginalized students, specifically students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, and disabled students/students with disabilities.

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Vision

We envision a Goucher community that is mindful of our community principles and embodies our social justice mission, a community that recognizes people from various backgrounds interact and experience systems and structures differently and how that shapes the lived experience. We aspire to a community that understands and values different lived experiences. We hope to inspire a Goucher community to readily seek and accept opportunities using their skills, talents, and intellect to create a more just and liberatory Goucher College and global society.

Guiding Principles

  • Holistic learning
  • Liberatory praxis
  • Community
  • Shared knowledge

Who We Serve

*CREI acknowledges that folks 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

  • Advocacy, advising, and mentorship for students and student organizations
  • Programming centered on community-building and identity exploration
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)  educational workshops for students, faculty, and staff
  • Partnerships with students and community partners to support Goucher’s social justice mission
  • Accessible resources such as the Gender Affirming Closet; safe(r) sex materials; and leading library. 

Drop in!

We are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in ATH 125. Come relax, study, nap, cook food, or talk to one of our interns or staff members. Email us (crei@goucher.edu) or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.