Critical Race Training in Education

Gustavus Adolphus College

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
800 W College Ave
St Peter, Minnesota 56082
Phone
(507) 933-8000
Email address
admission@gustavus.edu
School Information
"Gustavus Adolphus College is a highly selective, private, coeducational, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Founded in 1862, it has valued its Lutheran and Swedish heritages throughout its history. The college is guided by five core values: excellence, community, justice, service, and faith." The college enrolls over 2,200 students and has over 220 faculty, as well as offering 46 majors and 15 pre-professional programs. (Source: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/college-mobility/gustavus-adolphus-college)
General Information
Gustavus Adolphus College took the symbolic step of adopting a resolution in support of racial justice. The Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution affirming the College's commitment to “Racial Justice and Inclusion and outlined a three-year vision for work related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracist efforts”. See developments below:

Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution affirming the College's commitment to “Racial Justice and Inclusion and outlined a three-year vision for work related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracist efforts”.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The History Department committed to providing, "An open forum with majors and minors to hear about the kinds of events that would benefit their understanding of race, racism, white supremacy, and contemporary events."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The History Department committed to an, "Intentional focus on examining our curriculum and syllabi for ways we can improve topics, readings, content, and assignments with anti-racism in mind."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The History Department said that, in 2011, the "new history major curriculum required all majors to take a course that emphasized social constructions of race, class, and/or gender."

  • Resources

    A speaker during the 2022 MLK Jr. Day programming brought " critical historical perspectives to anti-racism interventions in science, medicine, and public health" and "contributed to institutional efforts to diversify STEM, including anti-racist pedagogy and curricula."

  • Resources

    The library offers a "Black Lives Matter" resource guide.

Last updated January 19th, 2022