Racial Equity Leadership Alliance

In Nov. 2020, the Colleges became an inaugural member the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA), a partnership of more than 50 liberal arts institutions committed to improving and advancing racial equity. The allegiance will support key elements of the HWS Strategic Diversity Plan.

Created by the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center, LACRELA offers resources and opportunities to enable administrators, faculty and staff to foster a more inclusive campus community.

Presidents of alliance member colleges meet quarterly to share strategies, seek advice and identify ways to leverage LACRELA for collective impact on racial equity in higher education. The Center is developing an online repository of resources and tools for member institutions. HWS employees will have 24/7 full access to the virtual resource portal.