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Dickinson College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
28 N College St
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013
(717) 243-5121
Email address
School Information
"In 1783, Benjamin Rush, a revolutionary in both spirit and life, established Dickinson College with the intent of providing a different kind of liberal-arts education. "Here, students are encouraged to be actively engaged with the wider world and challenged to think differently and act boldly. Dickinsonians are guided by a core set of tenets—to be decisive, useful, curious and unafraid to take risks. "We produce critical thinkers who see how everything is connected. Graduates forever ready to make a difference. "This is how we’ve taught successful graduates of all kinds, from lawyers to researchers to writers to CEOs. Dickinson’s brand of liberal arts has been around for more than 200 years for one reason—it works." The college enrolls over 2,300 students, has a 9:1 student-faculty ratio, and offers 45 majors. (Source: (Source:
General Information
The Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity at Dickinson College launched the Dickinson Antiracism Project, which will "engage the Dickinson community in ongoing work to understand and practice focusing specifically on Dickinson’s persistent struggle to embrace racial, ethnic and national diversity authentically." The initiative provides antiracist resources to students. No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The college has hosted numerous events, such as the "White Immunity: Working Through the Pedagogical Pitfalls of Privilege" lecture and the "Clarke Forum: Ibram X. Kendi" lecture.
  • The Dickinson Antiracism Project will help students: "Develop an evolving set of knowledges and skills to enact and practice antiracism in their communities. Recognize the educational value of dialogue, active listening, and interactive experiences through active participation. Learn how to practice antiracism in concert with other progressive, human affirming anti-oppression practices. Understand antiracism work as a dynamic practice that necessitates ongoing education, reflection, and practice."
  • The college provided a 23-step list of tips for "allies" to be "supportive, confront discrimination, and resist complacency."
  • Students and faculty were given a list of "Antiracism educational and engagement resources."
  • The Dickinson Antiracism Project has provided anti-racism education resources.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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