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St. Edward’s University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone
(512) 448-8400
Email address
seu.admit@stedwards.edu
School Information
"In 1841, equipped with an enduring vision (and courage), Father Edward Sorin set sail from France to the new world to establish Notre Dame and St. Edward’s universities. For more than 130 years, we’ve carried his passion for educating all who seek to realize their full potential, regardless of social standing, spiritual path or ability to pay. And along the way, we’ve changed a lot, too." The school enrolls over 3,300 undergraduate students, has a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, and offers pre-professional programs and certifications in addition to many majors and minors. (Source: https://www.stedwards.edu/about-st-edwards-university/history-mission) (Source: https://www.stedwards.edu/admission-financial-aid/undergraduate/new-freshmen/facts-and-figures) (Source: https://www.stedwards.edu/undergraduate/majors-minors)
General Information
St. Edward's University launched the "President's Systemic Racism Task Force". As part of its mission, the task force has put on events for the community funded partially by the Hatton Sumners Foundation. In April 2021, the task force hosted an event called "Competence to See, Courage to Act: Racism, Anti-racism and You" featuring Jason Reynolds, co-author of the #1 NY Times and USAToday bestseller, "Stamped: Racism, Anti-racism, and You," who will lead an engaging dialogue on the history of racist ideas in America and why we should have hope for an antiracist future. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • Th university has created the President’s Advisory Council (PAC) for a Respectful, Inclusive Community as well as the Faculty Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (FCDI).
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Students and faculty can request specialized training. Past topics have included "Inclusive Language," "Microaggressions," "Privilege and Systems of Oppression," and "Cultural Values."
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The university hosted an "Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning Group."
Resources
  • In April 2021, the task force hosted an event called "Competence to See, Courage to Act: Racism, Anti-racism and You" featuring Jason Reynolds, co-author of the #1 NY Times and USAToday bestseller, "Stamped: Racism, Anti-racism, and You," who will lead an engaging dialogue on the history of racist ideas in America and why we should have hope for an antiracist future.
  • The university provided a list of "7 Events for Critical Thinkers and Innovators."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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