Speakers Derek Brinkley (Columbia College), Ralph Figueroa (Albuquerque Academy), Darryl Jones (Gettysburg College), and Tamara Siler (Rice University) will guide and mentor People of Color who work in admissions. They will discuss career paths, advocacy, and navigating challenging situations in our work.
Sessions 1-3 are intended for college-based admission professionals who are People of Color.
Session 4 is intended for white admissions leaders who supervise People of Color.
ACCEPT empowers college admissions professionals who seek to center anti-racism, equity and justice in our work and communities.
ACCEPT will lead the college admissions profession in creating an equitable, just, and anti-racist path to post-secondary education.
ResponsibilityAs educational “gatekeepers,” we hold the most responsibility in removing barriers to post-secondary education; everyone in the college admissions profession has a role to play.
Safe DiscomfortWe understand the difference between uncomfortable and unsafe. Sitting with discomfort is an important and valuable opportunity for growth, and we will protect the safety of our community.
FocusWe center and amplify the voices of communities marginalized in secondary and post-secondary education.
ActionAs accomplices, we must act with boldness and courage.
AccountabilityWe hold ourselves and each other, individually and institutionally, accountable for the impact of our actions, inactions, and words in order to grow, not shame.
HumilityBy minimizing power differentials, valuing voices and experiences unlike our own, admitting mistakes, and apologizing without expectations, we reduce privilege in our own space.
Continuous LearningInstead of the pursuit of competency and fluency, we acknowledge that the work of attending to the intersectional needs of communities demands ongoing practice.
TransformationBy building an equity-centered professional community and practice, we will transform our educational institutions.