All faculty are invited to seek Social Justice and Diversity (SJD) designation for new or existing courses.  The SJD designation recognizes courses that incorporate the following student learning outcomes:

  1. Recognize multiple and intersecting dimensions of identity and inequity through the study of critical scholarship on the historical, cultural, political, and/or social experiences of marginalized communities.
  2. Identify and explain the causes and impact of privilege, power, and oppression and cultivate tools for overcoming conflict and promoting equality.
  3. Recognize and critique local, national, or global conditions that enable, perpetuate and/or challenge social injustice and inequity.

Any 3+ credit undergraduate course may be designated SJD, and this designation can be combined with other Core designations such as FYS, TI, and ICR. The SJD Advisory Committee will approve the designation only for traditional semester-length courses at present.


To seek SJD designation for a course, please submit the forms below to the Core Curriculum office (Jordan Hall 109C, in the order listed by October 1 (for fall courses) or February 1 (for spring courses):

  1. New Core Course Proposal Form or Core Course Revision Form
  2. SJD Designation Proposal Form
  3. A Course Syllabus (Include everything specified on the Core form)
  4. Narrative Response to SJD Designation Questions
  5. Any Appendices


Questions?  Please contact

Robin Turner

SJD Director

Terri Carney

SJD Mentor

Natalie Carter

SJD Mentor

Office Hours Wed. 9-11 or by appt. in JH 347 Wed. 1:30-2:30, Thurs. 12-1, or by appt. in JH391A MW 12:30-1:30 or by appt. in JH 310A


More information can be found on the Core Curriculum faculty website.


Please note: All curricular changes are covered by university-wide curricular policies that grant the University Curriculum Committee (UCC) and Faculty Senate authority over all non-Core-related changes. In accordance with those guidelines, SJD-related course proposals and revisions may need to undergo college and University Curriculum Committee (UCC) review as well as undergoing SJD Advisory Committee/Core Curriculum review. Please review the relevant policies and seek college/university approval for this course as necessary.

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