University of Richmond Joins New Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance

November 19, 2020

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — The University of Richmond is among the 51 inaugural member institutions of the new Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance.

The national alliance, organized by the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center, aims to bring together liberal arts institutions and provide ongoing professional learning opportunities and resources around issues of racial equity.

University of Richmond is one of three institutions of higher education in Virginia to join the Alliance.

As a member institution, University of Richmond faculty and staff will have access to a variety of resources and opportunities on antiracism, diversity, and equity, including access to live virtual learning sessions on topics of racial equity, and 24/7 access to an online repository of tools such as equity-related rubrics, readings, case studies, videos, and more. 

“The Alliance and its resources will be invaluable in our ongoing efforts to foster a thriving and inclusive community,” said University of Richmond President Ronald A. Crutcher. “These resources will provide multiple opportunities for the UR community to engage in our commitment to entrench the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our community so that every Spider experiences an authentic sense of belonging.”

As one of the Alliance’s founding presidents, Crutcher will meet with member college presidents quarterly to share strategies, seek advice, and identify ways to leverage the Alliance for collective impact on racial equity in higher education.