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Quinnipiac University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
275 Mt Carmel Ave
Hamden, Connecticut 06518
(203) 582-8200
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School Information
"Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university in Southern New England where students engage in an educational experience that’s both personal and challenging from faculty who care deeply about student outcomes. Our 3 campuses are located in Hamden and North Haven, Connecticut. We offer more than 100 programs to approximately 7,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students." (Source:
General Information
Quinnipiac University is undertaking a review of its curriculum to "increase learning about the roots and contemporary manifestations of social injustice, privilege, oppression and the drivers of social change." The curriculum review has not yet been completed nor have substantive changes been released. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • In February 2022, the Department of Cultural and Global Engagement created an Inclusive Conversation series to "explor[e] the power of anti-racism."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Curricular review will seek to “increase learning about the roots and contemporary manifestations of social injustice, privilege, oppression and the drivers of social change.”
  • In the summer of 2020, the university announced its 10 step plan of “Actions to Advance Racial Justice.” This plan includes a curriculum review and student and faculty training.
  • On January 19, 2023, Quinnipiac University launched a new education course (ED 252 Anti-racism and Anti-bias through the Lens of Empathy: Broadening Perspectives Through Literature Written for Children and Young Adults) that promotes anti-racism principles through literacy. Participants will study literature "through the lens of empathy while also considering identity, diversity, justice and action".
  • On December 20, 2020, Campus Reform wrote an article about how Quinnipiac was going to launch a new course called "Landscapes and Lenses" in Spring 2021, which discusses racism and bias in the theater. The professor's goal is to make "theater an inclusive place without bias and without exclusionary practices."
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The univeristy hosted the "DCGE Inclusive Conversations: Anti-Racism on Campus" in February 2022.
Program and Research Funding
  • "The IETL was granted $93,265. The funds will allow the Lab to expand its work to develop and deploy Communities of Practice to address various aspects of teaching and learning. It will also help support the Inclusive Excellence Summer Assembly in 2022."
  • The Inclusive Excellence Teaching Lab (IETL) is a partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for Research and Scholarship, and faculty from across the university who have "demonstrated their commitment to, and interest in, issues of equity, diversity and inclusion within their curricular and co-curricular approaches."
Symbolic Actions
  • In Spring 2022, the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion hosted three networking sessions for new underrepresented minority (URM) hires to build a sense of belonging at QU. Additionally, the annual Indigeneity Teach-In was held November 9, 2021 and co-sponsored by the Albert Schweitzer Institute and the Indigenous Student Union.
Last updated November 23rd, 2023
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