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ACTION: Racial Justice and Equity, November 2023

November 2023 - Volume 2, Issue 1

Welcome to the first edition of ACTION for the 2023-2024 academic year. The stories below detail the work being done in the name of racial justice and equity in the Ricciardi College of Business, Maxwell Library, and the Career Services and Internship Program. Also, learn about the steps that the university’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee has taken to make sure equity is included in all institutional functions and processes, and find out about a new section of Introduction to Criminal Justice taught completely in Spanish. Additionally, in this issue we include a summary of the work that has been undertaken in response to the recommendations of the BSU Special Presidential Task Force on Racial Justice (May 2021).


Publisher's Welcome with Dr. Karim Ismaili

Dr. Karim Ismaili, executive vice president and provost discusses the importance of continuing work on racial justice and equity at BSU.

"Advancing racial justice and equity is a collective responsibility. Through this publication, I hope that you can take pride in how you are making a deeply meaningful contribution to the mission of Bridgewater State University. Your work, your care and your energy are the propulsive forces that energize this important work."

Read Dr. Ismaili's full letter »

Featured Stories

RSU Bear statue
Racial justice and equity divisional updates
Faculty member introduces criminal justice course in Spanish
Career Services Corridor
Office of Internships serves an ever-more diverse group of students
Dr. Jeanean J. Davis-Street in the classroom

Ricciardi College bolsters equity through various initiatives

Student in the Maxwell Library
Maxwell Library’s commitment to equity means removing barriers for all users
Boyden cupola at sunset
ERM Committee makes equity a cornerstone of its mission
Action: Racial Justice and Equity at BSU

Action: Racial Justice and Equity at BSU is designed to provide tangible examples of how the university is working to advance the cause of racial justice and equity through its commitment to implementing the recommendations from the Special Presidential Task Force on Racial Justice. This e-magazine is distributed by the Division of Marketing and Communications. Questions or story ideas about racial justice and equity at BSU? Email