Critical Race Training in Education

Marshall University


Mailing Address
1 John Marshall Dr
Huntington, West Virginia 25755
(304) 696-3170
Email address
School Information
"Marshall University is a public comprehensive university with a rich history as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in West Virginia. Founded in 1837 and named after Chief Justice John Marshall, definer of the Constitution, Marshall University advances the public good through innovative, accredited educational programs." The university enrolls over 12,800 students, has an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and has 57 bachelor's degree programs, 52 master's degree programs, and four doctoral degree programs (Source: (Source:
General Information
Since the summer of 2020, the university has implemented mandatory HR training for its employees on anti-racism (with options for students being explored) and pledged to schedule listening sessions with students to discuss racism. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:


  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The university will implement "mandatory human resources training on anti-racism and anti-bias for every employee to foster a more inclusive environment. Options for training for students will also be explored."

  • Re-Imagining Policing

    The university will plan a "Town Hall with the Marshall University Police Department and other campus units to inspire forthright communication about community social justice and security and safety measures on campus."

  • Resources

    The university will also "schedule listening sessions with students in the fall to discuss racism and barriers to Black student success and the success of other non-majority groups at Marshall."

Last updated April 7th, 2022