Critical Race Training in Education

George Washington University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
2121 I St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20052
Phone
(202) 994-1000
Email address
gwadm@gwu.edu
School Information
"Since our capital city’s first days, people have traveled here for many reasons. They come to explore the past and to chart new futures. They come to ask questions and to seek expert answers. They come to start discourse and to remember in silence. They come to demand change and to be that change. They come to grow. They come to learn. They come to make history and join the ranks alongside many prominent GW alumni." The university enrolls over 26,000 students across its ten schools and 100 research centers. (Source: https://www.gwu.edu/about) (Source: https://www.gwu.edu/academics)
General Information
GWU has not yet taken steps to implement anti-racism initiatives university-wide. However, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences formed an "anti-racism" coalition to address implicit bias within the school's medical enterprise. What changes the coalition will demand (and how the university will respond to those demands) is not yet known. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    School of Medicine and Health Sciences formed an "anti-racism" coalition to address implicit bias within the school's medical enterprise.

  • Symbolic Actions

    University painted a Black Lives Matter mural on its basketball court.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Honors program curricula and syllabi will be changed to reflect diversity and inclusion goals.

  • Admissions Policies

    Honors program admissions criteria will be revised to take diversity more into account and "de-emphasize GPA".

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Honors program faculty and staff took part in a diversity and inclusion workshop in the Fall 2020 semester.

Last updated February 13th, 2021