J.E.D.I.B. Annual Plan

The 2022 J.E.D.I.B. plan is a continuation and reaffirmation of Agnes Scott College’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (J.E.D.I.B.), which encompasses our responsibility to be an anti-racist campus. The plan is based on the principle that J.E.D.I.B. is not simply an organizational concept but a personal call to action. We believe that every one of us has the responsibility to create an environment where all people – regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, educational attainment, ability, sexual orientation, or gender identity – feel valued and respected. We also believe this charge must be viewed as a journey, not a destination. 

The concept of a journey implies that we have traveled some distance and therefore, it is important to leave markers and impart lessons learned to those who come after us. In this report, we first share Agnes Scott’s important 2021 J.E.D.I. milestones and offer an update on the college’s progress in each of the five areas identified in the 2021 J.E.D.I. plan. We then identify and emphasize initiatives for 2022. Finally, we wish to remind members of our community that staff from the Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion are ready to offer resources and training to help each department, organization and individual realize the college’s J.E.D.I.B. commitments.

We invite everyone to become a J.E.D.I.B. champion!

2022 Commitments 

Sincere thanks to the members of the campus community for their valuable feedback on the 2021 plan. You told us you wanted Belonging to be named in the plan.

We heard you!

The college has revised the plan to J.E.D.I.B., thus affirming Agnes Scott’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging. Belonging is defined as the experience of being wholly accepted and included by those around you, without which we cannot claim to be a truly inclusive community. It is through achieving belongingness that all students, staff and faculty will be fully engaged and empowered to innovate.

In 2022, the college will continue the work to realize all five areas which were identified in the 2021 plan. To maintain progress in advancing a culture of anti-racism at Agnes Scott, we are integrating the J.E.D.I.B. framework into all curriculum planning and programming through a focus on these three primary goals

  1. Inspiring and Supporting our Students:  Facilitate the inclusion of J.E.D.I.B. values and principles in all college practices, including student and student leaders’ learning;
  2. Developing and Caring for our Employees and Community Partners: Implement the J.E.D.I.B. goals as outlined in the 2021 strategic plan;
  3. Driving Inclusive Excellence through Training, Education and Research: Launch the Professional Inclusive Leadership Program to support our colleagues in their J.E.D.I.B. journeys.


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