As the IDEA Initiative continues to expand internal opportunities, and external partnerships, we hope to provide a library of resources to our Scripps community do expand our inclusion, equity, diversity, and access efforts for the College.


Internal Resources


The Equity and Justice Leadership team oversees a variety of funding opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to engage around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more about the application criteria and deadlines below.

More about Funding


DEI Departmental Action Plans

Various offices across campus are hard at work developing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Departmental Action Plans, focused on reviewing departmental practices and policies to ensure we continue to create equitable and just spaces across campus. Offices that have developed plans include Denison Library, the Sallie Tiernan Field House, and the LASPA Center. Action plans outcomes can also be supported by funding. If you are interested in creating an action plan, please contact Dr. Mary Hatcher-Skeers.

More about DEI Departmental Action Plans


Title VI in Focus and Free Speech on Campus

Conversations and actions that unfolded on campus since October 7, 2023, prompted members of our campus community and beyond to engage in dialogue about what language is protected by free speech and what language would violate Title VI, which prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, and national origin.

During the 2024 spring semester, the Equity and Justice Leadership Team hosted a workshop for students and a webinar for staff and faculty to examine the complexities of two fundamental aspects: Free Speech and Title VI (enshrined in the Civil Rights Act of 1964).

Members of the Scripps community have access to the presentation HERE.


External Resources


The Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA) unites Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities across the United States to collectively address issues of racial diversity, equity and inclusion on their campuses.

Through our partnership with LACRELA, the Scripps community has access to a digital repository of useful tools and resources, as well as engage with colleagues beyond their individual campuses through Equity Connect, a dynamic virtual community of practice. You can create an account to access the library through Equity Connect HERE.