Campus Compact: Higher Education Must Work for Justice

Posted by Campus Compact on June 9, 2020

We call on all of higher education to take action in pursuit of equal justice, equal opportunity, and equal power for all. In 2015, following an earlier wave of protests in response to police violence against African Americans, Campus Compact released a set of recommendations for steps colleges and universities could take to challenge injustice. We stand by these.

We also recommend that colleges and universities examine the circumstances in their own communities and take specific steps consistent with their stated values. The University of Minnesota, in announcing its decision to minimize interaction with the Minneapolis Police Department, provides a laudable example of linking actions to words. That its action came in response to student demands for change emphasizes the degree to which taking seriously our own democratic commitments provides a pathway to positive change.

As we work to align our own organization with our values, we ask our member colleges and universities to join us.

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