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Union College – New York

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
807 Union Street
Schenectady, New York 12308
Phone
(518) 388-6000
Email address
enroll@ucollege.edu
School Information
"Founded in 1795 as the first planned campus in the United States, Union College is a highly selective, private, residential, liberal arts college with engineering that is consistently ranked among the nation's top colleges. Set on 100 acres in downtown Schenectady, N.Y., including eight acres of formal gardens and woodland known as Jackson's Garden, Union is within easy reach of New York City, Boston and Montreal, rural areas and outdoor recreation." The college enrolls over 2,100 students, has over 200 faculty, and offers over 60 academic programs. (Source: https://www.union.edu/admissions/union) (Source: https://www.union.edu/academic/majors-minors)
General Information
So far, Union College has been exploring its options in implementing some anti-racist ideas into its operations. The president of the college started the Presidential Initiative on Race, Power, and Privilege (multiple committees). The committees are exploring possible curricular changes, but have not yet implemented any changes. The college also has anti-racism resources. For instance, the Schaffer Library offers "Diversity, Equity, and, Inclusion Educational Resources," including those on "Structural Racism & Police Violence" and the New York Times' 1619 Project. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Possible changes to curricula to support Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC).
Resources
  • The Schaffer Library offers "Diversity, Equity, and, Inclusion Educational Resources," including those on "Structural Racism & Police Violence" and the New York Times' 1619 Project.
Symbolic Actions
  • The university's BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Employee Alliance will, "Engage with the campus community on issues related to BIPOC experiences and anti-racism."
Last updated October 18th, 2022
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