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Approaches to Campus Statements on Racial Justice

Civic Engagement Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice AVP or "Number Two" Senior Level VP for Student Affairs
February 25, 2021 Cathy Akens Meredith Harper Bonham Lisa Cooper Wilkins Jill Dunlap Alexa Wesley

This brief highlights the firsthand perspectives of vice presidents of student affairs who helped craft public institutional statements in response to the killing of George Floyd in May 2020. The authors share their personal perspectives on the key factors considered, communication tactics implemented, and overall insights gleaned from the process. The brief offers several important aspects for institutional leaders to consider when deciding how and when to make communitywide statements, by whom, and via which approach.