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Southwestern University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1001 E University Ave
Georgetown, Texas 78626
(512) 863-6511
School Information
"We’re not as old as The Alamo, but Southwestern was the first institution of higher learning in Texas, chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1840. Our founders were Methodist missionaries; the University continues its affiliation with the United Methodist Church today." The university enrolls over 1,500 students, has a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, and offers 36 majors. (Source:
General Information
Southwestern University has not yet implemented a university-wide anti-racism initiative. However, its Race and Ethnicity Studies program offers a course which discusses Critical Race Theory. No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Office of Diversity Education offers several seminars, workshops, and trainings. All appear to be voluntary.
  • The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Center has hosted a series of workshops on topics ranging from "power and privilege" to "white fragility."
  • The Race and Ethnicity Studies program lists a course called "COM75-454 Race, Ethnicity, and Communication," which "introduces critical race theory as it applies to the study of communication. In particular, it explores the intersection of race/ethnicity, communication and media as it relates to issues of social justice and identity in America. These explorations shed light on the historical formation of racial and ethnic identities and their current social and personal relevance. The course integrates questions of identity with those of justice, economics and law, and will require a strong commitment to tolerance and self-reflection. Contributes to Race and Ethnicity Studies."
Symbolic Actions
  • The Education Department released a "Racial Injustice Statement."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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