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Pace University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
One Pace Plaza
New York, New York 10038
Phone
(800) 874-7223
School Information
"Pace University provides to its undergraduates a powerful combination of knowledge in the professions, real-world experience, and a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, giving them the skills and habits of mind to realize their full potential. We impart to our graduate students a deep knowledge of their discipline and connection to its community. Firmly rooted in the University's founding identity and mission of Opportunitas, this unique approach will enable all Pace graduates to realize their full potential as innovative thinkers and active problem solvers who are uniquely trained to make positive and enduring contributions to our future world" (Source: https://www.pace.edu/vision-and-mission). Founded in 1906, Pace University now offers over 100 academic programs with an enrollment of over 12,000. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.
General Information
Following the death of George Floyd, Pace University made many adjustments in its institutional practices. The President launched the Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in order to promote anti-racist policies. A great deal of programming and training sessions were created, such as the Our Pledge Against Oppression series. Critical Race Training is being implemented and developed and the school does teach CRT in its curriculum. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Pace University states that developing and implementing "ongoing anti-bias training, and professional development in equity, diversity, and inclusion for every member of the community" is one of its strategic priorities.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The American Studies Major has a concentration in Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies for undergraduates.
  • Pace University offers a Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies Minor for undergraduates.
Disciplinary Measures
  • The Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion will create a web portal "on which members of the Pace Community can register incidents or experiences contradictory to the inclusive environment we seek to sustain."
Program and Research Funding
  • In 2020, Pace University indicated that, "Fall programming already in development includes the Our Pledge Against Oppression discussion series, featuring panels on working toward anti-racism and examining race and the prison-industrial complex and a symposium on the absence of Black and Latina/o/x intellectual communities in academia; a teach-in series rooted in critical race theory; a social justice reading club; and the annual MLK lecture."
Resources
  • The President committed to establishing a President Task Force to "design a plan with short- and long-term strategies for a more equitable and just Pace University." The Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion will host "community-based projects and special events to promote belonging on campus."
  • In his statement, the President said, "We will design a comprehensive series of programming for the fall semester to examine racial justice in our community and our country, including honoring the memory of DJ Henry as we mark 10 years since his murder."
  • In 2020, the President stated, "We had planned a Diversity Climate Survey for last semester, to capture critical voices and experiences to inform the work of the DEI Division. It will be launched when we return to campus."
  • Pace's Counseling Center provided a list of anti-racist resources to faculty and staff.
Symbolic Actions
  • On June 5, 2020, President Krislov emailed the university community in response to George Floyd's death. The President committed to the university mission of anti-racism by stating, "At Pace University, we are committed to being unbiased and anti-racist across our institution."
  • As part of Pace University's Strategic Plan, the university identifies itself as an "Anti-Racist Institution." Pace University states that it will "commit to eradicating racism in all of our policies and practices and acknowledge the positive impacts of inclusion on our community.‚Äč"

Courses Offered

  • LAW 859 Critical Race Theory
  • AMS 200 Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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