Racial Equity and Justice Institute (REJI) at Bridgewater State University

The Leading for Change Racial Equity and Justice Institute (REJI) is a voluntary collaboration of institutions committed to racial educational equity. Member campuses work to identify data-informed strategies intended to close racial educational equity gaps on our campuses and across higher education.  REJI member institutions meet monthly on their campuses to complete the REJI facilitator-created curriculum intended to increase our abilities to deepen our work for racial educational equity.  The entire consortium meets together virtually monthly in educational equity workshops, racial affinity caucuses and twice yearly day-long summits in order to build our skills in achieving educational equity and justice.

During the past academic year REJI members engaged in professional development focused on obtaining equity-minded data, making sense of the data from an equity practice framework, and then using that information to set and implement racial equity action plans. The REJI also engaged in in-depth professional development focused on racially equitable work with transfer students at transfer sending and transfer receiving institutions.

This Year’s Focus:

The REJI’s focus will be on Creating and Sustaining Racially Equitable Institutional Structures.