- Mailing Address
800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
- (540) 568-6211
- Email address
- School Information
- "Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public university located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. JMU is fast becoming one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education because students enjoy unusually engaged relationships with world-class faculty who are here because they want to pursue knowledge and make teaching their No. 1 priority." The school enrolls over 21,700 students, employs over 1,570 faculty, and has over 130 degree programs. (Source: https://www.jmu.edu/about/index.shtml)
- General Information
- James Madison University has not yet implemented a school-wide antiracist initiative. However, it has increased access to antiracist resources. Most recently, the school's Center for Multicultural Student Services hosted a keynote event with Dr. Michelle Montgomery, a professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences in American Indian studies and ethnic, gender and labor studies at the University of Washington Tacoma. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:
The university's Center for Multicultural Student Services hosted a keynote event with Dr. Michelle Montgomery, "a professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences in American Indian studies and ethnic, gender and labor studies at the University of Washington Tacoma."
Program and Research Funding
As part of its "Anti-Racist Agenda," the university "Increased funding for African, African American, and Diaspora Studies (AAAD), increasing its visibility through a centrally located office and providing administrative support" and "Increased funding for Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies minor."