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Wittenberg University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
200 W Ward St.
Springfield, Ohio 45504
Phone
(800) 677-7558
Email address
admission@wittenberg.edu
School Information
"A Lutheran-affiliated liberal arts college in the heart of Southwest Ohio, Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Guests on our campus, which is recognized as one of America's most beautiful, will quickly feel the friendliness with the first of many 'Wittenberg Hellos' during their visit." The college enrolls over 1,400 students, employs over 165 faculty, and offers pre-professional programs. (Source: https://www.wittenberg.edu/about) (Source: https://www.wittenberg.edu/about/witt-by-the-numbers)
General Information
Wittenberg University will be providing resources for its students to combat racism. The university will be hosting its Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, featuring Ericka Huggins, a "human rights activist, poet, educator, Black Panther leader, and former political prisoner". Additionally, 11 workshops will be held discussing systemic racism in the United States. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • As of Fall 2021, Wittenberg University “established a new General Education program” called Connections which lists multiple DEI requirements for the Bachelor’s degree, including a Global Diversity course in Learning Outcome 5 as well as a US Diversity and Equity course in Learning Outcome 6 where, “students will analyze the ways social hierarchies (e.g., race, gender, ethnicity, class, etc.) structure human interaction in the United States and impact the equitable distribution of social and material resources.”
  • The University requires students to complete a civic engagement course in order to “reflect on the value of diversity in communities.”
Resources
  • The university will be hosting its Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, featuring Ericka Huggins, a "human rights activist, poet, educator, Black Panther leader, and former political prisoner". Additionally, 11 workshops will be held discussing systemic racism in the United States.
Symbolic Actions
  • Sponsored by the Wittenberg Alumni Engagement office, on May 11, 2022 the university’s McClain Center for Diversity “will be hosting the Himitu Black Congratulatory Dinner for the African American and Latinx Student Graduates.”
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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