Center for Race, Equity & Identity
Learn. Advocate. Be.
The Center for Race, Equity, and Identity (CREI) will continue to assist, support, and advocate for our students. Moving forward, we will explore new opportunities to “Learn. Advocate. Be” through virtual affinity spaces, a weekly email newsletter, active social media, and themed virtual conversations around equity and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Within a pandemic, systemic oppression impacts access to vital basic human needs such as housing, food, medical care, and education. We understand that our students carry their intersecting identities with them as they navigate this pandemic and new global dynamic, living in a society that continues to disvalue and erase their identities and communities. Together we will compassionately connect and promote healing through restorative social justice practices.
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, first-generation students, LGBTQIA+ students, and disabled students/students with disabilities.
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.
- Holistic learning
- Liberatory praxis
- Shared knowledge
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
- 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
- Student and student-group advocacy, advising, and mentorship
- Community-building programming
- Social justice education workshops for students
- Partnerships with students and community partners to support Goucher’s social justice mission
We are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in ATH 422. Come 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.