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Franklin & Marshall College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
637 College Ave
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
(717) 358-3911
Email address
School Information
"We were founded in 1787, at the birth of a new republic. Our spirit is the spirit of that astonishing moment—optimistic and pragmatic, inspired and humble, daring and principled. It is a spirit that says we see something bright on the horizon. And together, we go forward." The college offers 60 fields of study, has a 9:1 student-faculty ratio, and enrolls over 2,400 students. ( (Source:
General Information
Franklin and Marshall College has implemented a new bias incident response team and created an online reporting tool for bias incidents. It has also named its first vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion. No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • In October 2021, the college held "The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom."
Disciplinary Measures
  • The college implemented a "Bias Incident Response Team" and created an online reporting form. "Bias-related misconduct may include speech acts such as slurs, invective, racial epithets, images (including social media) that discriminate, demean, harass, intimidate, or threaten individuals or groups of people."
  • The college offers list of anti-racism resources that "will help you understand the historical and current impact of racism in the U.S."
  • The library website has a lists of local anti-racist Lancaster organizations.
Symbolic Actions
  • The college named its "first vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion."
  • The English Department released a statement in support anti-racism efforts.
  • The Anthropology Department released a statement of solidarity with the anti-racism movement.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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