ABOUT THE TASK FORCE
The Racial Justice Task Force was created in the wake of the Black Lives Matter Protests stemming from the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. The Task Force has been charged with creating recommendations for Bentley University to implement to create a more equitable, anti-racist campus.
In June 2020, Bentley created a task force to identify and investigate practices at the university that sustain systemic racism. Cabinet members and the Task Force on Racial Justice developed strategic initiatives that will guide next steps on racial justice at Bentley, designed to overturn policies, practices and structures that enable systemic racism on our campus.
Academic Affairs | Promote Diversity-Based Learning and Development for Faculty
Administration and Finance | Improve Diversity of University Suppliers
Enrollment Management | Develop Plans to Avoid Bias in Admissions
External Relations | Assess Support for Students of Color
General Counsel | Enhance Procedures to Report Harassment, Discrimination and Misconduct
Marketing and Communications:
Office of the President | Create and Hire a Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
University Advancement | Establish an Alumni of Color Advisory Group
The Student Honors Council dedicated the summer 2020 issue of Columnas Newsletter to the Black Lives Matter Movement.
"An important part of our work is to encourage conversations about racial justice to perpetuate across campus. As the Task Force continues to uncover and address issues of systemic racism on campus, we invite you and your peers to read Language of Appeasement," written by Dafina-Lazaru Stewart for Inside Higher Ed, 30 Mar 2017.