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Bucknell University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1 Dent Dr,
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837
Phone
(570) 577-2000
Email address
admissions@bucknell.edu
School Information
"We're a life-changing university in central Pennsylvania where liberal arts and professional programs complement each other through the intersection of our three nationally recognized colleges: Arts & Sciences, Engineering and the Freeman College of Management." The university enrolls over 3,700 students, employs over 360 faculty, and offers 65 academic majors. (Source: https://www.bucknell.edu/meet-bucknell) (Source: https://www.bucknell.edu/meet-bucknell/fast-facts)
General Information
Bucknell University is taking multiple steps to implement its initiative to "support diverse communities". Among other actions, the university has created an Anti-Racism fund and is considering the incorporation of "the study of injustice and inequality across the curriculum." No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Training and reviews will be required of all employees to address "common workplace issues as unconscious bias, search process design and systemic pay disparities."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The university is "committed to incorporating the study of injustice and inequality across the curriculum." It is also considering coursework on the "role of privilege in contemporary society."
  • As part of the College of Arts and Sciences College Core Curriculum Requirements for a Bachelor’s degree, all undergraduate students are required to complete one course in Diversity in the US.
Program and Research Funding
  • "...an Anti-Racism Fund will support campus-wide anti-racism and anti-bias efforts including but not limited to facilitator training, resource materials, curriculum development, and faculty, staff and student education and programming."
  • A new National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant will support the university’s Plan for 2025 strategic goal “among faculty by funding a project to identify and address systemic inequities and advancement barriers related to gender, race, and ethnicity among the University faculty.
Resources
  • Bucknell University has the Bison Spectrum, the university’s Diversity and Inclusion Blog that is the hub for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion events.
Symbolic Actions
  • The president’s senior team, the Operations and Management Group, will include the Associate Provost For Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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