MSCHE to Launch Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Project as a Call to Action

An institution of higher education is a community dedicated to students, to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge, to the study and clarification of values, and to the advancement of the society it serves. As an institutional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education prides itself on advocating for honest self-reflection that results in meaningful change at our institutions.  The Commission has always supported institutional improvement and the use of accreditation activities to leverage and support critical institutional shifts.  Encouraging institutional change has never been more important than it is today, where institutional actions, policies, or procedures may reveal disparate impact on an increasingly diverse student population.  For institutions that share the results of deep and thoughtful self-reflection, the Commission supports and applauds their efforts. Because the Commission recognizes that it holds an important voice and space within the higher education community, it will be launching a project to spotlight highly-effective institutional practices that have made a difference in the lives of our students through diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.  This will be a call to action, where one institution can inspire another, and where we, individually and collectively, fulfill our responsibilities of promoting a more just society.

More information about this project will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Middle State Commission Higher Education
Dr. James Sunser, Chair
Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, Vice-Chair
Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, President