Critical Race Training in Education

Simpson College


Mailing Address
701 North C Street
Indianola, Iowa 50125
(515) 961-1624
Email address
School Information
"Simpson College is a private, liberal arts college in Iowa with campuses in Indianola, West Des Moines and online. Founded in 1860, the picturesque main campus sits on 85 tree-shaded acres in Indianola, 12 miles south of the state capital of Des Moines. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country according to US News & World Report, Simpson transforms students through welcoming communities, exceptional programs and distinctive opportunities" (Source:
General Information
Simpson College has began to encourage all students, faculty, and staff to engage in DEI topics. Simpson recently appointed a vice president of DEI in 2021. Simpson will soon require DEI training for students, faculty, and staff. Students are encouraged to participate in events such as the "21 Day Equity Challenge" and the "Diversity and Inclusion Social Media campaign." Simpson is seeking ways to incorporate DEI core concepts in its infrastructure, resources, and planning. As part of the "Engaged Citizenship Curriculum," all students are required to take a course on "Diversity and Power in the U.S." See developments below:


  • Program and Research Funding

    Simpson College appointed a vice president of DEI on May 4, 2021. The new vice president "will also be responsible for creating new practices or polices to help Simpson grow in its resources, such as new DEI training for students, faculty, and staff."

  • Disciplinary Measures

    Simpson will be adopting a "Symbols of Hate Policy" as of May 6, 2021.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    On September 4, 2020, the Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Access encouraged the Simpson community to "participate in the 21 Day Equity Challenge."

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 2, 2020, the SU president released a statement saying, "So many of our hearts are heavy with the killing of George Floyd, as well as the other acts of blatant discrimination we see around us. And we are further saddened and frightened by the ways in which peaceful and righteous protests have erupted in violence, around the state and the nation."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The NCAA Minority and Opportunities and Interests Committee as well as the national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee were announced as the hosts of the "Diversity and Inclusion Social Media campaign" on October 21, 2019. The themes of this campaign include inclusive excellence, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The Simpson core curriculum requires all students to take a "Diversity and Power in the U.S." course as part of the "Engaged Citizenship Curriculum.

Critical Race Training Courses Offered

Last updated November 5th, 2021