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Racial Equity and Justice Institute at BSU

The Leading for Change Racial Equity and Justice Institute (REJI) is a voluntary collaboration of institutions committed to racial educational equity.  Member campuses work to identify data-informed strategies intended to close racial educational equity gaps on our campuses and across higher education.  REJI member institutions meet monthly on their campuses to complete the REJI facilitator-created curriculum intended to increase our abilities to deepen our work for racial educational equity.  The entire consortium meets together virtually monthly in educational equity workshops, racial affinity caucuses and twice yearly day-long summits in order to build our skills in achieving educational equity and justice.

REJI in the News

Association of American Colleges & Universities features REJI Handbook

“The Racial Equity and Justice Institute: A New Resource to Guide Equity-Minded Campus Reform.” Read more at aacu.org 

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education encourages readership of the REJI Practitioner Handbook

“On September 21, 2021, the Racial Equity and Justice Institute, a multi-institution collaborative housed at Bridgewater State University, released a critically important work to move campus efforts toward racial equity: the Leading for Change Racial Equity and Justice Institute Practitioner Handbook.” Read more at mass.edu 

Consortium Overview
The institute will create both short-term and longer-term outcomes that will benefit higher education students, employees and community members in the region.
cover photo of Leading for Change Racial Equity & Justice Institute Practitioner Handbook

REJI member campuses have collaborated to offer the free access e-book of emerging practices that are proving useful in closing racial educational equity gaps on REJI campuses. Please send feedback to sgentlewarrior@bridgew.edu.

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