Even with new and re-envisioned initiatives, Scripps College has more work to do to improve campus climate for all constituencies, and this must be prioritized.
Goal: Create a more inclusive campus climate at Scripps College
- Strategy 1: Evaluate regularly our co-curricular departments and programs to determine their effectiveness in creating a positive campus climate.
- Strategy 2: Systematically organize and conduct conversations and educational opportunities on diverse social identities and difficult dialogues/teachable moments for our faculty, students, staff, and trustees.
- Strategy 3: Enhance our partnerships with consortial ethnic and cultural centers, advocating for improvement where needed and integrating their offerings so that they are viewed as an extension of the Scripps campus rather than independent entities.
- Strategy 4: Identify and develop the best system of resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander students.
- Strategy 5: Provide more centralized resources and academic and personal support on the Scripps campus for International Students.
- Strategy 6: Cultivate an inclusive climate around holidays and other celebrations, one that respects individuals’ rights to observe religious holidays while maintaining neutral public spaces.
- Strategy 7: Educate community members to understand the impact of heterosexist ideology on student experience, with particular attention to campus climate related to queer, transgender, and genderqueer students.
- Strategy 8: Create safe spaces for transgender and genderqueer students by developing a policy about name change requests and conducting an audit of Scripps facilities with a focus on reviewing gendered spaces.
- Strategy 9: Educate community members on how to recognize and challenge one’s own class privilege, and as stated in Student Success, Goal 3, strategy 3, assess campus protocols, programs, and practices using a socioeconomic class lens to identify areas in need of review and improvement.
- Strategy 10: Educate the community about microaggressions in order to reduce and attempt to eliminate the racist, classist, sexist, heterosexist, ableist, and privileged attitudes on our campus.