Fighting racism and fostering equity, inclusion, and belonging

Johnson stands committed to creating a community that is actively antiracist, diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Dialogue and education are essential now more than ever to help us dismantle systemic racism in our school, in business education more broadly, and in the organizations our students go on to lead. As we cultivate future leaders, it is imperative we seek to understand and to create change, to dream bigger, and to build a place of belonging for all.

In July of 2020, Dean Mark Nelson announced a set of measurable actions aimed at making concrete progress toward this goal.

READ DEAN NELSON’S MESSAGE


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Johnson’s pledge to create an inclusive and equitable community

Working together with professionals in our Office of Diversity and Inclusion, leaders of the Black Graduate Business Association, SC Johnson College leaders, and other faculty, staff, and students in the school, Johnson has developed program-specific initiatives designed to promote antiracism and enhance diversity and belonging while also reinforcing the college-level strategy.

Johnson’s action plan for racial equity

Members of Johnson’s leadership team act as project managers for the following initiatives to combat racism and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the school. They meet regularly to report progress and consider next steps.


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Our college-wide approach

Leaders across SC Johnson College are united in our commitment to work together to make the college and our society a better place for all. Each school has developed additional, distinct action items that complement our college-wide efforts.

A College-Wide Commitment to Antiracism infographic

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ACTION PLAN


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Report a Bias Incident

Cornell University carefully reviews all bias incident reports and takes them very seriously. If you have experienced a bias incident at Cornell, please report it using the form linked below.