Anti-Racism at Xavier
Becoming an Anti-Racist University
Xavier recognizes that the lived experiences of individuals who are Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color (BIPOC) have been marked by racial biases, aggressions and other discriminatory practices. In alignment with our Jesuit values to walk as companions with the marginalized, oppressed and vulnerable and to work for justice, we have pledged to fight against all manifestations of racism and inequity at Xavier.
Our commitment, outlined by the University’s Anti-Racist Action Plan, is transformational and touches every area at Xavier, including academics, student life and employee relations. This website will serve as a resource and communication hub for up-to-date information as we enhance our efforts to promote racial justice, equity and inclusion at Xavier and work toward authentic change.
Hear from current students, learn about the actions we’re taking to address racism and advance diversity and inclusion on campus and find ways to get involved.
Offices and People
- Office of Institutional Diversity
- Center for Diversity and Inclusion
- President's Diversity & Inclusion Action & Advisory Council
- Sherrae Mack, PhD, Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
- Ivy K. Banks, M.Ed., J.D., Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
- Rev. Justin West, Faith & Race Program Director and Protestant Chaplain, Center for Faith and Justice
Programs and Initiatives
- Stained Glass Initiative
- Supplier Diversity
- Recruiting and Hiring for Inclusive Excellence
- Diversity and Inclusion Teaching Academy
- Aspiring Anti-Racist Allies
- Shades of X
- Heart to Heart Conversations
- Smooth Transitions Orientation
- SaferZone Training Program
- Bias Education and Advocacy Team (BEAT) The Bias Education and Advocacy Team (BEAT) provides faculty and staff a safe space to have their voices heard, advocates for and empowers affected individuals and works to promote a comprehensive and timely response to bias incidents at Xavier University.
- Bias Advisory and Response Team (BART) Xavier's Bias Advisory and Response Team (BART) is a collaborative advisory group that responds to reports of bias-motivated incidents on campus in which a student is accused of engaging in the biased act.
- Xavier University Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan
- Resources for Racial Justice and Reconciliation (University Library)
- Dismantling Racism Resources (Bellarmine Chapel)
- Title IX and Interpersonal Violence Response Office Xavier students and employees who have experienced discrimination or harassment (including sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking) based on sex, gender identity, and/or sexual orientation have rights, options, and resources under Title IX and Xavier’s policies. Visit the Title IX and Interpersonal Violence Response Office website for more information.
- Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio
- Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition
- Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center
- National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
- YWCA Cincinnati
- Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Websites and Media
- Race and Racism in Cincinnati Toolkit (IPJC)
- Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition Indigenous Ally Toolkit
- 158 Resources to Understand Racism in America (Smithsonian)
- The 1619 Project by the New York Times
- National Museum of African American History and Culture: Talking About Race web portal
- Anti Defamation League: Anti Hate Resources
- The Antiracist College, The Chronicle of Higher Education
- The Anti-Racism Daily Podcast
- The Anti-Racist Educator Podcast
- Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt, PhD
- How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- me and white supremacy by Layla Saad
- I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
- Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison
- Reclaiming Our Space by Feminista Jones
Aspiring Anti-Racist Allies is an affinity space primarily for self-identified white staff, faculty, alumni, and students at Xavier University who want to become anti-racist, anti-supremacist allies and examine their own ideas about race and racism. Our focus is on challenging ourselves and other white people to take responsibility for racist oppression, and we welcome opportunities to communicate, collaborate, and build relationships with people of color in order to challenge racism together. For More Information Contact: Tracey DuEst at email@example.com or 513-745-3114.