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Meredith College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
3800 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Phone
(919) 760-8600
Email address
admissions@meredith.edu
School Information
"More than one hundred years ago, Meredith College opened with just over 200 women. Today, we’re nationally ranked and our student body has grown to include nearly 2,000 students, including men who are part of our graduate programs. All learn to enhance their strengths, broaden their perspectives, and prepare for lives of impact and distinction. All going strong...Meredith College, grounded in the liberal arts and committed to professional preparation, educates and inspires students to live with integrity and provide leadership for the needs, opportunities and challenges of society." (Source: https://www.meredith.edu/about)
General Information
Meredith College's individual departments have taken steps to embed critical race theory into their curricula. The college's music department recently made a pledge to remove "systemic racism" from its curriculum, however it is not clear how it intends to do it. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The college will be changing the name of an academic building as part of its anti-racist initiative in 2022.
  • In February 2022, the college announced its first DEI Coordinator.
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Anti-racism and microaggression training has been provided for faculty and staff.
  • Students have "participated in anti-racism and cultural humility-related training sessions."
Resources
  • This year's summer reading book is "Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing our Stories of Race, Culture and Identity" by Winona Gua and Priya Vulcht, which aims to be "A Road Map for Cultivating Racial Literacy".
Symbolic Actions
  • Music Department is pledging to remove "systemic racism" from its curriculum.
  • The college anounced its "Anti-Racist Initative." Step 1: "Develop Action Plan." Step 2: "Review and Enhance Policies." Step 3: "Understand Our History."
  • The college conducted a "DEI Professional Search" with several thorough interviews with students, faculty, and staff.
  • "The Office of Alumnae Relations has hosted anti-racist book discussions for both the Board of Directors and Young Alumnae Board."
  • The Board of Trustees Board created a "Task Force on Historical Context and Naming at Meredith."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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