Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan

Deepening our Commitment 

Called to action by the painful experiences shared by students and alumni of color, Pingree is taking decisive action in our commitment to dismantling systemic racism within our community. Creating a truly equitable and inclusive environment will require the participation, self-reflection, and sacrifice of every member of the community: faculty, staff, students, parents, trustees, and alumni. While we have made progress at Pingree over many years with good and strategic intention, it is clear that we must do more. The preliminary and evolving steps below provide details on how we will equip, empower, and hold accountable every member of our community in the creation and maintenance of a truly safe and inclusive learning environment.

Our preliminary action plan focuses on the following four strategic areas for change, which are of equal import: (1) deliver an anti-racist education to all students, (2) develop, equip, and expect every Pingree employee to foster and sustain an equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist culture, (3) respond to incidents of racism and discrimination decisively, and (4) develop a long-term, concrete equity and inclusion action plan with accountability checkpoints to dismantle racism in our community.

We can tell you this with the utmost certainty: we will not go back. A status quo in which any member of this community feels deprived of their dignity is unacceptable.


 

Deliver an anti-racist education to all students.


 

Develop, equip, and expect every Pingree employee to foster and sustain an inclusive and anti-racist culture


 

Respond to incidents of racism and discrimination decisively


 

Develop a long-term, concrete equity and inclusion action plan with accountability checkpoints to dismantle racism in our community.

  

Last updated: December 14, 2020