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Auburn University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
Quad Center
Auburn, Alabama 36849
Phone
(334) 844-4000
Email address
admissions@auburn.edu
School Information
"Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university." The university enrolls over 30,700 students, employs over 1,420 faculty, and has over 150 majors. (Source: http://www.auburn.edu/main/welcome/factsandfigures.php)
General Information
Auburn University has considered implementing mandatory Critical Race Training across campus. The university has launched a task force for "Opportunity and Equity." The university task force's subcommittee for "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education and Training" recommended a mandatory university-wide "diversity, equity and inclusion" training program. The program has not yet been implemented. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • On April 14, 2022, Auburn University’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity hosted its inaugural State of Inclusion and Diversity event where they highlighted diversity initiative progress in education as well as a “20-percent increase in new Black freshman and transfer students last fall.”
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The university task force's subcommittee for "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education and Training" recommended a mandatory university-wide "diversity, equity and inclusion" training program through the "EverFi learning module".
  • The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at the Department of Psychological Sciences is working with the university’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity to meet the DEI plan and goals including offering anti-racism training and incorporating DEI education into classes.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Beginning in Spring 2022, Auburn University’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity will be expanding its diversity, equity and inclusion learning modules and provide additional DEI courses and education.
Resources
  • At Auburn University, they offer a mentee-mentor program which enables students to gain information and learn about how to become career ready. Under the Merge Mentee program, mentor-mentee pairs are encouraged to discuss the six career readiness competencies: communication, critical thinking, technology, equity and inclusion, teamwork, and leadership. Under the equity and diversity tab, it is shown that to have the skill of equity and inclusion, one must “demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different locals and global cultures… [as well as] engage in anti-racist practices that actively challenge the systems, structures, and policies of racism.” One of the ways one could become equitable and inclusive is by “active[ly] learning about diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions.”
Symbolic Actions
  • The university has launched the "Presidential Task Force for Opportunity and Equity" to "address disparities in recruitment and retention, as well as the implementation of a campus-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education and Training program."

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Last updated October 30th, 2022
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