The university has seen several racially charged incidents over the past few weeks.
Yale, Brown and NYU have stated their goals, but time will tell how they hold up in the long run.
A lack of diversity and instances of blatant racism on college campuses have both recently garnered mass media attention. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Amherst and Occidental are just a few schools that have had protests, sit-ins, walk-outs and demonstrations, with Claremont McKenna and University of Missouri even witnessing a collective three staff resignations. These incidents have sparked campus conversations as well as initiatives from the universities to promote diversity. Recently, Yale, Brown and NYU have made headlines for their efforts by committing a significant increase in funds for a diverse faculty as well as more on-campus resources.
Former Dean of Claremont McKenna College Mary Spellman resigned last week as more college students confront racial tensions on their campuses.
Yet another college official has resigned following protests from students speaking out against racial injustices on campus.
Black students are likely to be more strictly disciplined than their white classmates. Now, studies show that this injustice follows these students all the way to college.
According to a March 2014 report released by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, more Black students are severely punished at school than white students — despite the fact that more white students are enrolled in schools.