Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Bentley Library Racial Justice Initiative

In Pursuit of Racial Justice through Learning and Understanding

Bentley Racial Justice Task Force

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.

Strategic Initiatives for Racial Justice at Bentley

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

Human Resources: 

  • Support Professional Development focused on Racial Justice, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Expand Training about Bias in Hiring

Information Technology: 

  • Assess Service Delivery to Ensure Racial Equity
  • Identify Technology Solutions to Support Racial Justice

Marketing and Communications:

  • Hold Listening Sessions with Students of Color
  • Improve Measurement of our Content to Better Reflect Racial Equity

Office of the President  |  Create and Hire a Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Student Affairs: 

  • Launch a Racial Justice Plan
  • Strengthen Mandatory Training for University Police

Sustainability:

  • Continue to Develop our Social Justice Internship
  • Develop a Strategic Plan for Sustainability that Includes a Focus on Anti-Racism
  • Create Programming focused on Environmental Racism

University Advancement  |  Establish an Alumni of Color Advisory Group

Developing a Path Forward: COMMITTING TO EQUITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL RACIAL GROUPS

Bentley Community Updates

Programs and Events

Racial Healing Practice Challenge

COLUMNAS HONORS PROGRAM NEWSLETTER

The Student Honors Council dedicated the summer 2020 issue of Columnas Newsletter to the Black Lives Matter Movement. 

The Language of Equity and Justice

"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.