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Update on the External Review of Racism at CC

Dear Campus Community,


As I shared earlier this academic year, Colorado College is committed to working to become an anti-racist institution.

An important step in this effort is an examination of racism at CC. Over the last month, the steering committee, composed of faculty, students, staff, and alumni, considered proposals for this external review from national firms and then contracted with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education at the University of Maryland to audit our policies, practices, structures, and communications, as well as our academic and co-curricular programs. The Center’s Executive Director, Professor Roger Worthington, is a nationally recognized scholar and administrator regarding diversity in higher education.

The proposal submitted by Professor Worthington on behalf of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education is attached. Phase I of this yearlong process is a residency, campus immersion, and needs assessment. Professor Worthington will be in residence during Block 3 and will be attending classes and meetings, organizing focus groups, and immersing himself in our culture by living on campus. I ask all members of our community to welcome him and do everything possible to assist his efforts.

I look forward to working with Professor Worthington and his team, the steering committee, and the entire community in building a better CC. We will post periodic updates on our work here.

Please contact Provost Alan Townsend or me if you have any questions. Alan and Victor Torres III ’18, paraprofessional, will be the primary points of contact for organizing Professor Worthington’s schedule during his residency.

Sincerely,

Jill