At Southern, we are committed to identifying and addressing systemic barriers to equity, access, and success for all members of our community. We are also committed to constructive dialogues where we treat one another with dignity, respect, kindness, compassion, and civility as we share varying perspectives, with the goal of creating an inclusive culture. By joining social justice and free speech with critical thinking in and out of the classroom, we prepare students to engage with societal issues on campus, as well as in our local communities, our nation and our world.
Created by the Racial Justice Pedagogy Project
The resources provided here are intended for faculty and staff to explore in an effort to strengthen their understandings of how systemic racism operates in our lives, communities, and classrooms. This syllabus is part of a larger endeavor for faculty to integrate racial justice pedagogies into our practice.
The President’s Commission on Social Justice administered a campus-wide climate survey to identify and describe faculty, staff, and student perceptions and experiences about diversity and the overall atmosphere of inclusivity, acceptance, and appreciation at Southern
We welcome you to review the survey results and to share your activities and recommendations.
The Top Owl Social Justice Award is given to recognize contributions in helping our University achieve our mission of creating and sustaining an inclusive community that appreciates, celebrates and advances student and campus diversity at Southern Connecticut State University.
The President’s Commission on Social Justice at Southern is seeking nominations for the Top Owls Social Justice Awards that will be presented in the 2020-2021 academic year — one award per month in December, January, February, and March. The Top Owls will be publicly recognized on campus and receive an honorary Social Justice pin. The awards recognize members of the Southern community who treat others with dignity, respect, kindness, compassion, and civility. Top Owls are Southern’s good citizens who are dedicated to practicing social justice in their every day lives.
SCSU offers annual social justice grants to the campus community in order to support projects of many different types that demonstrate a value of equity, diversity, a climate of inclusion, and which challenge injustice. Grants are available to support creative/scholarly activities, events, and initiatives related to social justice. All members of the SCSU community are welcome to apply, including faculty, staff and students. Interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaborations are encouraged.
There is a total of $9,000 available to be awarded in the amounts of $2,500, $1,000, and $500. To learn more or to apply, follow the link below. Questions? Contact Suzie Huminski, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about President Joe's earliest experience with social justice.
Interested in bringing social justice topics into your organization's or department's meetings? The social justice committee has developed guidelines and resources to support you as you engage in dialogue around difficult social justice issues relevant to your community.