Brandeis International Business School

Anti-Racism Plan

Dec. 2, 2021

Brandeis International Business School believes that engaging diversity, equity and inclusion is integral to success in academics, business and society. Brandeis University was founded on these principles and they continue to guide our mission. We acknowledge, value and are committed to making these principles come to life for all members of the International Business School community.

This anti-racism plan was conceived by Brandeis International Business School's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, in response to the tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. The actions below have now been circulated within our community and amended with input from students, faculty and staff. (Our DEI committee was formed initially by our staff members partly in response to the discriminatory, inequitable and disturbing practices experienced by students on the Brandeis University men's basketball team. One of the original purposes of the committee was to ensure that staff and faculty at the International Business School treat all students fairly and with respect. The committee has met regularly since its formation and attracts participation from both staff and faculty.)

Antiracism in the context of this plan will be defined as actively opposing racism in our community through proactive actions and policies to combat institutional and societal racism.

What actions can we take as a school?


We will measure our success in this endeavor by keeping track of the following metrics:

  • The number of community members in each of our categories at the business school that come from historically underrepresented groups.

  • The number of diverse outside speakers invited by the business school.

  • The number of diversity, equity and inclusion-related incidents (e.g., microaggressions) that staff, faculty, and staff report to the university, either formally or through a university-directed climate survey.

  • The number of staff and faculty that have participated in diversity training provided by the University’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

  • Rates of participation in diversity, equity and inclusion-related activities at the business school.

Additional Discussion across the University

We would like to recommend the following for university-wide consideration:

  • Acknowledge the mental health toll racism has on our community and continue to advocate for and expand our programming that provides support services and financial support for underrepresented students, faculty and staff.

Anti-Racism Plan Framework