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Race & Ethnicity Substitution

Petitioning for a Race & Ethnicity (R&E) Requirement Substitution

All students are required to complete a course of at least 3 credits which addresses issues arising from racial and ethnic intolerance and is not simply a course on diversity. You may petition the Academic Standards Board to be allowed to satisfy the R&E requirement with a class that was either taken at another institution or that was taken in the College but has not been officially designated as R&E.

What Does the Board Look for in R&E Petitions?

To be approved as a substitution, a course must spend at least half of the term addressing all of the following:

  • The meaning of race, ethnicity, and racism;
  • Racial and ethnic intolerance and resulting inequality; and
  • Comparisons of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, social class, and/or gender.

How and Where Do I Submit My Petition?

Petitions and supporting documentation can be submitted by clicking this link and following the instructions.