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Becoming Better

A Roadmap to Centering Anti-Racism and Equity at Beloit

Beloit is committed to a broad and comprehensive effort to center the work of anti-racism and equity on campus.

Equity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism: Six Goals

Each of these goals includes a path to implementation, with clear metrics that we’ll use to measure our success. This is our roadmap to becoming better.

Strengthen the Foundation

Goal

Strengthen the Foundation

Increase the number of Black staff, faculty, and trustees through recruitment and retention.

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Grow the Community

Goal

Grow the Community

Build on our ongoing commitment to enroll and retain domestic Black students.

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Spread Knowledge

Goal

Spread Knowledge

Continue to ensure students engage with issues of race, sex, power, privilege, anti-racism, and anti-blackness across the college.

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Share a Common Language

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Share a Common Language

Continue to ensure faculty, staff, and trustees engage with issues of race, sex, power, privilege, anti-racism, and anti-blackness.

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Create Inclusive Spaces

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Create Inclusive Spaces

Expand safe, inclusive spaces for Black students— residentially, socially, and academically.

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Resist Injustice

Goal

Resist Injustice

Ensure an effective and efficient process to address biased, racist, and discriminatory acts.

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Learn about our history

Old photo

Students in lab

Students and faculty talk on the steps of Beloit College.

Beloit has long been committed to the ideals of equity and inclusion. And when we look at our past and our present, the truth is clear. We need to do more to dismantle racism: in the world, in our part of the country, on our own campus.

There is so much that has been done. And there is so much that we can still do. We are working for serious, lasting institutional change. We are doing the necessary work of becoming better.

Moving Forward

While the work ahead may not be easy or comfortable, it is necessary. With these six goals, we are making a commitment to put our time, energy, and financial resources into the hard work of aspiring to become an anti-racist institution.

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Happening @ Beloit

Ousley scholars in residence

#GetWoke Series

Established in 2016, #GetWoke is an opportunity for our community to engage with pressing social justice issues. The series contextualizes and brings to campus important national conversations, issues, and debates.

Logan Museum of Anthropology exhibition

Black Resistance and Persistence

The Logan Museum of Anthropology’s newest exhibition, Black Resistance and Persistence, is live. The exhibit is a collection of stories about anti-Black racism in America and the lasting legacy of the transatlantic slave trade.
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Our History

The complicated legacy of Laurence Ousley

Laurence Ousley certainly had “the faith to make the start.” One of Beloit’s earliest African-American students, he entered Beloit Academy in the fall of 1890 and studied and worked for three years in the Scientific Division, leaving just before graduating.

But the “way out and up” proved to be a struggle, and he had to quell whatever ambitions he harbored about attending college and pursuing a career in order to support his family.

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