Confronting Racism and Inequity

To the College Community:

Students across the nation have been challenging colleges and universities to acknowledge and address longstanding issues of racism and inequity. This movement is causing institutions to take strong and prompt — and arguably overdue — measures to support students from marginalized populations and, in many cases, confront histories and the current realities of systemic racism.

We are proud Goucher students were ahead of this movement, challenging us a year ago to become a more just and equitable community. Early in December 2014, Goucher students of color participated in and coordinated various actions, including a march through Towson; a "die-in" in the academic quad; and on December 5, 2014, almost 100 students met with Goucher leaders in the Dorsey Center Courtyard and presented a list of demands and goals for the college. The vice president and dean of students personally signed each student's list, affirming the college's support.

We invite you to visit and stay updated on our efforts through this webpage devoted to the college's progress pertaining to race and equity. The college fully acknowledges and recognizes these efforts are only a beginning—our first steps in creating a more just, equitable, and informed campus community. We look forward to continued communication and discernment about our community—its past, its present, and its future.

Click here to see a timeline of the important work we've done and our plan for future work to confront racism and inequity on campus and beyond.