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University of La Verne

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1950 3rd St
La Verne, California 91750
Phone
(909) 593-3511
School Information
"The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university located in La Verne, California, United States, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Founded in 1891, the university is composed of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the LaFetra College of Education, the Cástulo de la Rocha College of Health and Community Well-Being, and the College of Law and Public Service, seven regional campuses throughout Southern California, and robust online offerings. Scholastic opportunities abound, thanks to more than 50 undergraduate programs, more than 20 master’s degrees, five doctorates, and six credential programs. Across all of the colleges, La Verne’s approximately 6,000 traditional age and adult learners help make the federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution one of the most diverse universities in the nation. Nearly half of the traditional undergraduates are first-generation students – the first in their immediate families to attend college" (source: https://laverne.edu/about/). La Verne has 85,000+ alumni worldwide, a 12:1 student to faculty ratio, and has awarded $63 million in institutional aid to students (source: https://laverne.edu/).

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • On June 15, 2020, the university offered an Anti-Racism Teach In organized by the Office of DEI. Community members learned about topics such as racism and anti-racism in relation to law enforcement, politics, and culture; the effect that implicit bias and deficits in cultural competence have in equitable policy making; addressing Whiteness and Allyship; embracing differences: meaningful conversations on race; and how to utilize restorative practices in coping and healing from trauma.
  • ULV has a Racial Justice and Tolerance certificate program.
  • The Office of DEI offers training and professional development opportunities for all members of the campus community, including Safe Zone, Cultivating Inclusion professional development sessions, and Building Inclusive Communities.
Resources
  • The Coalition for Diversity is a campus-wide special interest group of faculty, staff, and students who are "passionate about and committed to creating a climate of acceptance and respect for all kinds of diversity at the University of La Verne." This ad hoc committee sponsors and/or co-sponsors a variety of events on campus, including diversity-based colloquia, round tables, safe-zone training, workshops, film series, and/or conferences.
  • The Center for Multicultural Services (CMS) at the University of La Verne works to "create an inclusive and justice-oriented learning community by emphasizing and exploring socio-cultural identity and systems of oppression spanning the individual, community, and institutional levels."
  • The University of La Verne has a list of anti-racism resources.
Symbolic Actions
  • In response to the murder of George Floyd and the BLM movement, the University of La Verne launched an Anti-Racism Initiative which began on Thursday, June 4 with a virtual Vigil for Racial Justice and Healing. The vigil included words and reflection from Black faculty and staff, students, and other community allies.
  • The Black Scholars Success Program (BSSP) was established to provide programmatic initiatives to enhance the "holistic educational journey of Black students", with the goal of increasing GPAs, retention, and five-year graduation rates by 5% within the next five academic years. The BSSP focuses on three programmatic areas: student engagement, academic excellence, and alumni engagement.
  • The President and Office of DEI released a joint anti-racism statement following the murder of George Floyd.
Last updated September 16th, 2023
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