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Equity and Inclusive Excellence Update

As the semester ends, many changes are happening within the new Equity and Inclusive Excellence Division. Below are some changes that are effective immediately and others you will see when you return in the fall.

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The Goucher Prison Education Partnership

Each year, about 130 students enroll in Goucher through the Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP) at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women (MCIW) and the Maryland Correctional Institution – Jessup (MCIJ). These students are incarcerated in state prisons, and they are undergraduate Goucher College students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in American Studies.

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Dorsey Center in Fall

DEIJ Annual Report for 2022-2023

Dear Goucher community,  With our fall semester now well underway, I thought I’d provide everyone with a brief update on the progress we’ve made this past year on the diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice

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The Office of Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) serves all undergraduate and graduate students at Goucher. We facilitate any accessibility need for staff, faculty, and guests of Goucher. The OAS is designed to meet the needs of

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Students on Van Meter Highway commuting to class

Hillel Campus Climate Initiative

Hillel Campus Climate Initiative There is a rich history of Jewish life at Goucher College, dating back more than 100 years. The college features a high percentage of Jewish students, ranging from 13 to 17

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International Students and Global Perspectives

International Students and Global Perspectives Goucher welcomes international students to campus. An international community broadens everyone’s perspectives, both international students’ views of the U.S. and American students’ exposure to the world through them. Domestic students

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The Center for Race, Equity, and Identity (CREI)

The Center for Race, Equity, and Identity (CREI) transforms lives through community building, education, engagement, and the exploration of identities. We strive to improve the institutional advancement of all marginalized students, specifically students of color,

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Pagliaro-Selz Hall at night

Student-led Initiatives – Fall 2022 Updates

In and out of the classroom, student-led DEIJ initiatives have been created to support students and the entire community. Samples of that work include creating a tutoring and support opportunity for first-generation and minority students, showcasing the vibrancy of the Latinx community at Goucher, and student-created PSAs for meeting hostility with kindness.

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Students on campus

Equity and Inclusive Excellence Update

As the semester ends, many changes are happening within the new Equity and Inclusive Excellence Division. Below are some changes that are effective immediately and others you will see when you return in the fall. Title IX/Non-discrimination The Office of

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Reckoning, Reconciliation & the Hallowed Ground Project

The Hallowed Ground Project Reckoning and Reconciliation: Examining Colonialism and Racism on the Landscape Background In 2018, Goucher College began addressing the issues of slavery and racial injustice that have occurred on the land that Goucher College occupies. This ongoing

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The Goucher Prison Education Partnership

Each year, about 130 students enroll in Goucher through the Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP) at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women (MCIW) and the Maryland Correctional Institution – Jessup (MCIJ). These students are incarcerated in state prisons, and they are undergraduate Goucher College students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in American Studies.

Read More »
Dorsey Center in Fall

DEIJ Annual Report for 2022-2023

Dear Goucher community,  With our fall semester now well underway, I thought I’d provide everyone with a brief update on the progress we’ve made this past year on the diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice goals we spelled out for

Read More »

The Office of Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) serves all undergraduate and graduate students at Goucher. We facilitate any accessibility need for staff, faculty, and guests of Goucher. The OAS is designed to meet the needs of students who have unique abilities.

Read More »
Students on Van Meter Highway commuting to class

Hillel Campus Climate Initiative

Hillel Campus Climate Initiative There is a rich history of Jewish life at Goucher College, dating back more than 100 years. The college features a high percentage of Jewish students, ranging from 13 to 17 percent, and is ranked as

Read More »

International Students and Global Perspectives

International Students and Global Perspectives Goucher welcomes international students to campus. An international community broadens everyone’s perspectives, both international students’ views of the U.S. and American students’ exposure to the world through them. Domestic students benefit from exposure to different

Read More »
Satellite view of Goucher campus

Land Acknowledgement & the Hallowed Ground Project

Students, faculty, and staff are working together to transform how our community collectively remembers and engages with Indigenous erasure* and genocide and the history of slavery and racial injustice on what is the current campus of Goucher College. Students are

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The Center for Race, Equity, and Identity (CREI)

The Center for Race, Equity, and Identity (CREI) transforms lives through community building, education, engagement, and the exploration of identities. We strive to improve the institutional advancement of all marginalized students, specifically students of color, first-generation students, LGBTQIA+ students, and

Read More »
Pagliaro-Selz Hall at night

Student-led Initiatives – Fall 2022 Updates

In and out of the classroom, student-led DEIJ initiatives have been created to support students and the entire community. Samples of that work include creating a tutoring and support opportunity for first-generation and minority students, showcasing the vibrancy of the Latinx community at Goucher, and student-created PSAs for meeting hostility with kindness.

Read More »
Van Meter Highway in fall

Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance – Fall 2022 Updates

In the fall of 2020, Goucher College became a founding member of the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA), a partnership of 72 colleges nationwide. The goal of LACRELA, which is coordinated by the University of South California (USC) Race and Equity Center, is to foster greater racial equity on our campus through assessment, education, and strategic DEI activities.

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Enrollment Management – Admissions

Admissions DEIJ Overview The Division of Enrollment Management is responsible for the recruitment and retention of students at Goucher College. It is composed of four units: Admissions (Undergraduate & Graduate), the Registrar’s Office, Student Financial Services (Financial Aid & Student

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