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.
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.
Learn about our history
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.
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.
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.Read the Article