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Antiracism and Inclusive Campus Plan

During the 2020-21 academic year, nearly 80 students, faculty, and staff from across campus engaged in impactful dialogue regarding racism, exclusion, events on campus and visions of the type of campus Sacramento State can become. The result of this work is the Antiracism and Inclusive Campus Plan. We hope you will read, study, and engage with the content in this plan and the recommendations therein.

Defining Antiracism and Inclusion

Antiracism & Inclusive Campus Plan

The creation of this plan was a collective effort that represents the voice, perspective, and lived experiences from individuals across the campus. Through acknowledging the various ways racism takes place, this process targeted seven areas of focus led by seven corresponding Action Planning Groups:

  1. Mattering and Affirmation
  2. Cross-Racial and Inclusive Engagement
  3. Antiracism Learning and Literacy
  4. Antiracism Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment
  5. Encounters with Racial Stress and Bias
  6. Institutional Commitment
  7. Impact of and on the Sacramento Region

The recommendations section developed by the seven Action Planning Groups lays out goals, objectives, and actions to create sustainble antiracist change on campus. With the completion of initial planning, Sacramento State now transitions to the next phase of the Antiracism and Inclusive Campus Plan process: community engagement and implementation. Implementing the plan will be a concerted effort with short and long-term goals. With the support of President Nelsen and the university Cabinet, the Division of Inclusive Excellence will continue to sponsor the immediate and ongoing execution of the plan. The ultimate implementation of this university plan is a collective cross-campus responsibility that also requires collective accountability to ensure its success.

Over the coming months, President Nelsen, the Cabinet, and other senior leaders will have the opportunity to review the plan, reflect on the opportunities for transformational change it presents, and begin to devise ways of how to move the work forward. In fall 2021 when students and faculty return to campus, we will opportunities to come together to discuss the plan, determine immediate and long-term goals, and implementation efforts will begin in earnest.

Updated 6/30/21

A large gathering of students on grassy part of campus

Learn more about the Antiracism and Inclusive Campus Plan framework

In the midst of these challenging times, Sacramento State recognizes the need to commit to transformational change and create and implement an Antiracism and Inclusive Campus Plan. President Nelsen and the Cabinet developed a framework that allowed our campus to collectively draft its antiracism and inclusive campus plan, while also ensuring the plan addressed the various ways a truly antiracism and inclusive campus must engage and operate.

The plan was created through a structured collective process where individuals from across campus had the opportunity to provide input and feedback, and serve on planning groups. The framework identifies seven content areas and establishes a separate Action Planning Group for each.

Antiracism & Inclusive Campus Plan Framework and Action Planning Group Appointments

Feedback, questions or concerns about the Framework or the planning process should be directed to antiracismplan@csus.edu