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Berry College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
2277 Martha Berry Hwy NW
Mount Berry, Georgia 30149
Phone
(706) 236-2215
Email address
admissions@berry.edu
School Information
"Nationally recognized for academic excellence and extraordinary value, Berry is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 2,100 students. For more than a century the College has offered a comprehensive liberal arts education that balances intellectual exploration, practical learning and character development. Founded by Martha Berry in 1902 as the Boys Industrial School with the mission of providing educational opportunity to poor children of the rural South, Berry became a four-year coeducational college in 1926. Historically nondenominational, the College embraces such Christian principles as inclusivity and service, encourages examination of faith and values, and is welcoming and respectful to those from all religious backgrounds. Berry offers exceptional undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and social sciences (42 majors and 38 minors), as well as undergraduate and masters opportunities in business and teacher education" (Source: https://www.berry.edu/about/). Over 75 areas of study are offered. Berry hosts a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.
General Information
Berry held lectures and discussion groups hosting Ibram X. Kendi, the author of "How to Be an Anti-Racist." The college also created a Student Diversity Initiatives Program. At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Theory is being implemented. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Resources
  • Berry College offers "racial justice and anti-racism resources."
  • Berry hosted Ibram X. Kendi, the author of "How to Be an Anti-Racist," for lectures and discussion groups.
  • Berry hosts a Student Diversity Initiatives Program which "provides an educational program that prepares Berry College students to contribute to and succeed in a multicultural and global society" specifically aimed towards international students.
  • Berry College opened the Berry Intercultural Center in February of 2022 as a "safe and welcoming space for marginalized student populations and allies intent on building an inclusive community."
  • Berry has an Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which houses the Student Diversity Initiatives program and the Intercultural Center.
Symbolic Actions
  • Berry hosts a Solidarity Week which "is a student-led initiative that aims to acknowledge, educate, and celebrate the diversity in the Berry College community and foster a greater sense of solidarity across the campus."
  • Berry released a statement of solidarity in response to the death of George Floyd.
Last updated July 31st, 2022
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