Welcome to the
Center for Social Justice
The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) initiated its planning process early in 2022 through its first Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) conversation tour. CSJ met with over 40 groups and approximately 400 individuals representing all of Excelsior’s diverse stakeholder groups to explore the goals on which the initial agenda of the Center should focus.
Based on the data gathered during the first JEDI tour, CSJ identified a systemic framework on which to base its efforts: the Multicultural Organization Development (MCOD) model by Jackson and Hardiman and its proposed goal of “Becoming a Multicultural Organization (MCO)”, has become one of the five goals of the University’s 2023-2026 strategic plan.
By definition, an MCO targets three organizational JEDI emphases:
Inclusive representation, experience, and access to opportunity of all members.
Excelsior’s diversity of perspectives, ideas, knowledge, experiences and skills to enhance its strategy and performance.
JEDI impact within Excelsior and throughout the broader community.
The Center has identified the following sub-goals as part of its official launch: