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Hastings College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
710 N. Turner Ave.
Hastings, Nebraska 68901
Phone
(402) 461-7315
School Information
"Drawing inspiration from our Great Plains home, our Presbyterian heritage and our Liberal Arts history, Hastings College will graduate creative, curious and caring students equipped through exceptional teaching and deliberate mentoring to thrive as citizens of their local and global communities" (Source: https://www.hastings.edu/about/facts-about-hastings/our-mission-hastings-habits/). Hastings was founded in 1882. Its student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1 and over 40 majors are offered. Hastings also offers over 12 pre-professional programs.
General Information
In response to the anti-racism movement, Hastings created both a Diversity Team and a Diversity Committee. In addition, Hastings has released a Statement on Racial Justice. No mandatory Critical Race Training is being implemented at this time. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • Hasting's Spring 2022 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging strategic plan states that the college would "recruit, retain, and advance people who contribute to creating a diverse community."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Hasting's Spring 2022 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging strategic plan reported that the college's "Relationship Matters" workshops began across campus and that the "DEIB workshop for Trustees" had begun.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Hasting's 2022-2024 Academic Catalog includes its Philosophy Minor which incorporates Critical Race Theory.
Program and Research Funding
  • Hasting's Spring 2022 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging strategic plan reported that the college "received a DEI Grant from a Nebraska Foundation" and that a "consultant was hired to help identify institutional priorities in the DEIB area."
  • The Jennifer and Scott DeBoer Endowed Scholarship Fund provides "financial support for underrepresented students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields" and includes a $300,000 gift which "establishes the endowed fund to make the scholarships renewable and offer ongoing annual scholarships for incoming students beginning with the 2023-24 academic year." The college defines underrepresented as "Black, Hispanic and other diverse students, as well as female students."
Resources
  • Hastings created a Diversity Team which is dedicated towards "promoting a more inclusive and diverse climate on campus" and "providing support to students who are affected by discrimination."
  • The Office of Student Activities at Hastings offers a comprehensive list of anti-racism resources.
  • In 2020, Hastings published its first Diversity Strategic Plan.
  • Hasting's Spring 2022 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging strategic plan states that the college would "integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into [the] core academic mission of teaching, research, and service."
  • Hasting's offers a "Diversity Certificate" program which "requires 18-20 credits of courses that have been designated in the college catalog as Diversity." The program "reflects Hastings College‚Äôs commitment to understanding diverse global and domestic communities."
Symbolic Actions
  • On December 22, 2020, Hastings highlighted a student who engaged in anti-racism work.
  • Hastings' Diversity Committee released a Statement on Racial Justice.
  • On June 16, 2021, Hastings featured an alumni who promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion within human resource management.
Last updated November 1st, 2023
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