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Moving From Words to Action: The Influence of Racial Justice Statements on Campus Equity Efforts

Civic Engagement Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice AVP or "Number Two" Senior Level VP for Student Affairs
July 26, 2021 Alexa Wesley Jill Dunlap Paulette Granberry Russell

This report shares findings from a content analysis of racial justice statements made in the spring and summer of 2020. The content analysis is followed by a discussion of survey results and key findings about institutions that issued public statements, the types of follow-up actions and changes institutions made, and insights for other institutions about how to enact changes across multiple areas. NASPA and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education present findings from a two-part research analysis to highlight lessons learned about developing racial justice statements and taking campus action.