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Philadelphia Racial Justice Syllabus

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As scholars and teachers, we in the liberal arts and sciences are uniquely positioned to examine the causes and effects of racism, homophobia and other injustices, and to offer solutions. Yet we must not remain dispassionately at arm’s length from these issues. In the best Drexel tradition, we are called to engage with them directly, to amplify the voices of the marginalized, to call out the wrongs, and to do everything in our power to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in all of its forms.

The College has taken numerous concrete steps in response. The charge of the Faculty Council, a conduit between the College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) faculty and its leadership, is to focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) issues. Each of our 13 academic departments and affiliated centers has established diversity councils and/or committees.

Taking Action: Research, Academics and Community

We invite you to explore the many stories that demonstrate the impact of the College of Arts and Sciences' efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion through faculty research, coursework, community engagement and more.

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Kiara Santos, a communication major in the College of Arts and Sciences, is the editor of The Drexel Triangle.

Kiara Santos takes the helm of The Triangle, Drexel’s independent student newspaper

When Kiara Santos joined The Triangle as a news writer during her first year at Drexel University, she was determined to work her way up to a leadership position at the independent student newspaper before she graduated. Born and raised in Philadelphia, when it came time to choose a college, Santos knew a traditional four-year route wasn’t for her. Like many children of immigrants, Santos was often encouraged to pursue a prestigious career like law or medicine. But, Santos said, "I always knew I wanted to do journalism. I've always told myself, even as a kid, I want to win a Pulitzer Prize one day."

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Akilah Chatman smiles outside in front of wetlands

Environmental Science Alum to Effect Change with Fulbright Fellowship

When people think of their childhood, they often remember their time spent outside. For Akilah Chatman, BS environmental science ’22, every day was a new adventure: climbing waterfalls, jumping from cliffs, exploring rainforests, befriending frogs and lizards, inspecting flora, gardening with their mother and so much more. Their grandparents’ beachfront restaurant offered ample time for Chatman to learn the ways of seaside life. Now, as a Drexel alum and Fulbright Fellow, Chatman is about to begin their next journey—to create and uplift a new green space in Cambodia.

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Giant Swallowtail butterfly sticker created by Mary Donnelly, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Drexel in 2022.

Getting Creative in the Field

Mary Donnelly –who recently earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Drexel’s Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) department — loves fieldwork. But instead of marshlands, forests, plains or deserts, Mary has been busy working right here in Philadelphia. Besides getting out into the field, her interests lie particularly in wildlife conservation. So, for her senior research project, Mary found a fun, collaborative way to do both while also sharing her findings with the community.

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Featured Programs

Students, faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences have long collaborated with campus colleagues, forged external partnerships across sectors, and built relationships with community neighbors to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Through our teaching, scholarship and engagement, we continue to explore and implement new ways of reducing injustice. The programs below are a sample of these efforts.

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