Critical Race Training in Education

Southern Illinois University


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1263 Lincoln Dr
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
(618) 453-2121
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School Information
"SIU embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success. As a nationally ranked public research university and regional economic catalyst, we create and exchange knowledge to shape future leaders, improve our communities, and transform lives." The university enrolls over 14,500 students, employs more than 1,390 faculty, and has over 260 academic programs. (Source: (Source: (Source: (Source:
General Information
The university has taken some symbolic actions to introduce diversity and inclusion initiatives. One notable action was appointing a chief diversity officer in SIU's School of Dental Medicine. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:


  • Symbolic Actions

    SIU appointed a chief diversity officer in its School of Dental Medicine.

  • Admissions Policies

    SIU is seeking candidates to be its inaugural Vice President for Antiracism, Diversity, and Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer.

  • Program and Research Funding

    Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville appoints new professor of Education rooted in CRT. He is also the co-VP-elect of the Critical Race Studies in Education Association.

Last updated July 31st, 2021