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LaSalle University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1900 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141
(215) 951-1000
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School Information
"La Salle is a Lasallian Catholic university committed to the principle that all knowledge is practical and empowering, filled with the capacity to transform lives. Anchored in the living tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and in association with a diverse and inclusive learning community, our mission is to educate the whole person by fostering a rigorous free search for truth. La Salle, in affirming the value of both liberal arts and professional studies, prepares students for the lifelong pursuit and exploration of wisdom, knowledge, and faith that lead to engaged and fulfilling lives marked by a commitment to the common good." The university offers over 60 undergraduate programs to its over 5,100 students. (Source: (Source:
General Information
LaSalle University announced the formation of its "Joint Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion". LaSalle faculty, on their own initiative, compiled and recommended resources on diversity and inclusion. Additionally, the university announced, as part of its reform of disciplinary practices, that students can report any “bias-related” incidents, although the exact reporting mechanism is to be determined. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • In courses such as "Afro-Descendants in Latin America," a professor "illustrates racism’s pervasiveness." The professor "is an advocate for the incorporation of diversity and anti-racism coursework into curricula across all subjects—including science, technology, engineering, and math."
Disciplinary Measures
  • Students can report any “bias-related” incidents such as “language and behavior that demonstrate bias against persons because of, but not limited to, actual or perceived color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, race, religion, and/or sexual orientation.”
  • A diversity, equity and inclusion reading list was compiled and recommended by La Salle faculty.
  • The university will be offering "Rest as Resistance", an enrichment day seminar on how "allowing time for the mind and body to power down" can help work toward social justice.
Symbolic Actions
  • “Joint Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” was established.
Last updated September 28th, 2022
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