The GUSA Coalition on Racial and Cultural Inclusivity works to create institutional support for racial and cultural inclusion within GUSA and the greater Georgetown community. The coalition, with its position in GUSA and unique access to the university administration, seeks to supplement the great work already in progress by minority groups on campus. If you are interested in events on campus, we highly encourage that you subscribe to the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access's weekly newsletter The DRUM.
What we’ve done so far:
Hosted a town hall on the Diversity Requirement to educate and engage students and faculty in the implementation of the new requirement
Begun planning a mandatory LEAD-facilitated training for the GUSA Cabinet and Senate
Supported the dedication and open house celebration for La Casa Latina
Begun organizing and institutionalizing a series of joint town halls between GUSA and the Black Leadership Forum, with support from the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of the Provost
Worked with the Black Leadership Forum to secure an agreement from senior university leadership to develop a campus-wide racial climate survey
What we’re prioritizing for the rest of our term:
Conduct outreach to encourage students of color to participate in GUSA, expecially running for GUSA Senate
Engaging the leadership of major student organizations in developing a series of best practices surrounding club diversity and inclusivity
Partner with academic councils of the various schools to ensure that students have access to a diverse curriculum and faculty
Highlight the experience of students of color and celebrate the diversity of cultures on our campus through multi-media campaigns
Feel free to reach out to GUSA Racial and Cultural Inclusivity Chair Sayako Quinlan with questions, comments, or concerns!