Education is a Powerful Tool for Social Change in the Fight Against Racism and Social Injustice

Last updated on: May 26, 2021

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Recent events have again brought forth the issues we still face regarding racism and intolerance. At Wiley University Services, we stand together in our active, vocal support of our values and will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any form. We are also taking action to reaffirm DE&I as a priority and promise that we uphold in our organization.

We are committed to creating clear pathways for all colleagues, especially colleagues of color and colleagues from other marginalized communities. To go further, we are engaging in conversations that foster a safe and inclusive work environment and help shape the future of our organization.

And while it is critical to start from within, we will continue to evaluate ways in which we, as an organization, can support social justice and affect change in our communities. As a part of this, Wiley is supporting several organizations that align closely with this mission: Black Lives Matter, The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Amnesty International, Minds Matter and Teaching for Change. We are also encouraging our U.S. employees to use our matching program when donating to organizations.

We will continue to uphold our core values, empowering each colleague to be a Learning Champion, Needle Mover, and Courageous Teammate. To live these values, we:

  • Collaborate to meet our goals as a community
  • Take ownership to ensure accountability
  • Value differences and understand one another
  • Step up to address difficult issues openly and honestly

We recognize that education is a powerful tool for social change. We believe that the higher education community plays an important role in the battle against racism and social injustice. For this reason, we are sharing a number of resources that address these topics. By educating ourselves and each other, we can work together to shape a better, more diverse future.


American Council on Education (ACE)
ACE is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice.

Virtual Summit: RACE AND CRISIS AT A CROSSROADS, June 22, 2020

Race Relations on Campus: Lessons from Mizzou” Micro-course on ACE Engage®

Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education Microsite

Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education Report Download

2019 ACE & University of Michigan Report: Achieving Diversity at the Intersection of STEM Culture and Campus Climate

Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
AAC&U is the leading national association dedicated to advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusive Excellence Resources

Resources for Responding to Issues of Racial and Social Justice

Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Resources

Association of Governing Boards (AGB)

AGB has been the premier membership organization that strengthens higher education governing boards and the strategic roles they serve within their institutions and foundations.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Knowledge Center

Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU)

The Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE) within APLU focuses on developing a comprehensive agenda regarding the relationships between public higher education and the issues of human resources and social change. CADE focuses on such major issues as the broadening of access and opportunity and enhancing diversity within student and faculty populations.

Access and Diversity Resource Page

Report: Strengthening Pathways to Faculty Careers in STEM: Recommendations for Systemic Change to Support Underrepresented Groups

A Guidebook for a Campus Self-Assessment of Successes and Challenges in STEM Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty

College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success.

Access & Diversity Collaborative

Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)

For more than five decades, CGS has been the national voice for the graduate dean community. CGS is the only national organization in the United States that is dedicated solely to the advancement of graduate education and research.

Diversity and Inclusion Resource Page

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Diverse seeks to be a catalyst for change. The ultimate objective is to contribute to the building of educational, cultural, social, and economic structures that will allow every individual to achieve their full human potential and contribute to the greater good of the community and the nation.

Addressing Racism and Structural Inequity in America—What Role Does Higher Education Have to Play? Friday, June 19, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT

Can the Racial and Economic Justice Movement Help Advance Equity in Higher Education?

What You Can Do to Recruit and Retain Diverse Faculty and Staff During COVID-19

It’s Time for Higher Education Institutions to Stop Ignoring Protests Against Systemic Police Violence

Five Books That Every White Ally Should Read on Black Lives

What Do We Tell Our Children, Our Students?

Universities Plan Fall Initiatives to Address Systemic Racism and Police Brutality

Educause is a non-profit association that helps higher education elevate the impact of IT. Educause supports those who lead, manage, deploy, and use information technology to advance higher education.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Knowledge Center

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (JBHE)
JBHE provides racial statistics, on an institution-by-institution basis. This work appears to have considerable competitive force in persuading American colleges and universities to more fully integrate their campuses.

JBHE Homepage

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
Since 1937, NCAAC’s worldwide membership of 14,000 college admission and counseling professionals has been dedicated to ethical and inclusive service to students as they make choices about their higher education future.

Diversity and Access Knowledge Center

Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
OLC is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner–anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Online Learning, Social Justice, and Building Bridges

U.S. Department of Education
The U.S Department of Education’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Key Data Highlights Focusing on Race and Ethnicity and Promising Practices

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