As an academic institution, we have a platform to not only impact change, but to lead the way in educating ourselves, our students, and our community. The University of Cincinnati has great talent in its faculty and staff. Each of us has the power and influence to mitigate the harmful effects of racial injustice. One way to start is by creating courses aimed at educating students on racial inclusivity. If not a course, then course content. Find courses in your program where discussions on race and the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion can be incorporated.
Now more than ever, we need to come together and be united against injustice and racism.
Many of you have reached out with kind words, thoughts, as well as questions about ways you can help make a positive change in this world. Here are a few thoughts:
The AACRC helps prepare students to become effective leaders, and plays a key role in the mission of the university by: influencing academic excellence through programming and recognition, providing connections, building community relationships, and recruiting and retaining students.