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Carleton College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
Sayles Hill Campus Center
North College Street
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
(507) 222-4000
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School Information
"Carleton College is committed to providing a true liberal arts education—a curriculum that challenges our students to learn broadly and think deeply. Instead of training for one narrow career path, Carleton students develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in any walk of life. "The most important thing our students gain is how to learn for a lifetime. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, effective communication: these are the tools that transform a collection of facts and figures into a way of understanding the world." The college has a 9:1 student-faculty ratio, enrolls over 2,000 students, and offers 33 majors and 37 minors. (Source: (Source:
General Information
In order to create a "common language and shared understanding" of anti-racism, the college has instituted mandatory anti-racism training for faculty and staff. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The college has instituted mandatory anti-racism training for faculty and staff to be led by student activists.
  • More detail on the mandatory anti-racism training for faculty and staff.
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • Each employee is required to complete 3 components of Phase II antiracism training, including "Consultant-led Session," "Department, Office or Work Unit Group Discussion," and a "Campus Event."
Symbolic Actions
  • In Spring 2022, Carleton entered "Phase II," which will "focus on Carleton-specific contexts and how individual employees might take action within their own work settings. This includes addressing bystander intervention, individual responsibility to act, and creating a welcoming environment."
  • Carleton is using the "original CEDI Action Team report" as the basis for its antiracism initiatives
  • Phase I of Carleton's antiracism program was completed in May 2021.
  • Update: the college will no longer be offering "segregated antiracism training" after a federal complaint was filed.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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