Department of Community Service

Anti-Racism Plan Framework

Dec. 2, 2021

Please note that in the vast majority of instances and action items when students are referenced this includes both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Department of Community Service strives to center four overarching themes throughout this document and a variety of strategies for implementation and systems to ensure this work is in the ethos of our daily work. Our overarching themes are:

  1. Develop practices that support and ensure that all members of the Brandeis student community engage affirmatively and skillfully across social, cultural and philosophical differences.
  2. Redefining the communities understanding of service
  3. Establish and maintain community partnerships that center the values of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  4. Develop a staff team grounded and informed in the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Dozens of strategies to meet these overarching themes are structured within (yet often extend out) of the categories of funding, representation, redefining service, training and support.

The Department of Community Service is committed to reviewing, updating, and reevaluating our progress and action steps on this plan every quarter through a departmental meeting and at least one annual meeting with the Dean of Students Office or ODEI.

We also commit to communicating those updates through website updates, annual reports and social media. The purpose being for community and campus transparency, collaboration and accountability on overall progress and action steps and ensuring racial justice work is integrated in all efforts by the department.