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Phase 1

In Phase 1, our pilot program, of Racial Justice Pathways, we aim to use our vast interdisciplinary network to encourage reflection, change and dissemination of DEJI themes and messaging on a broad scale throughout the university. In Phase 1, we encourage RJP participants to examine how they can implement DEJI themes, messages and education in their workplace, classrooms and environments to encourage as much change and as wide of an impact as possible throughout the university.

Below, we detail what members aim to achieve with Phase 1 and what the process looks like.

Nuts and Bolts 

What You Will Do:  

  • Participants will choose one of the following Pathways as a focus for their RJP work:  
    • Research and Writing  
    • Teaching and Student Services  
    • Outreach, Engagement, and Extension  
    • Service  
    • Multi-Weave (when the particular focus spans more than one Pathway)  
  • Engage in guided learning about racial equity concerns and efforts in your selected Pathway  
  • Design a Project (an intervention, study, article, etc.)  
  • Implement your design and assess its effectiveness or findings  
  • Share what you learn with others  


What You Will Give:  

  • Your passion for racial justice and personal growth  
  • A monthly time commitment of 2 hours of meeting time with your cohort from November 2021-May 2022  
  • A monthly time commitment of 6 hours of work outside your cohort from November 2021-May 2022  
  • A quarterly time commitment of 2 hours of full cohort meeting 


What You Will Get:  

  • Useful guidance about accessing resources available across Ohio State and beyond  
  • Interdisciplinary peer and near-peer mentoring  
  • Material support for the implementation and assessment of your project  
  • Any credentialing or certification embedded in Ohio State programming  
  • An Ohio Campus Compact Equity and Inclusion credential  
  • A small stipend for participation  


Friends, it is an understatement to say that we are living in a world of incredible complexity that touches our lives at every level. Working, talking, and innovating together in collaborative ways can help us notice and learn from what has been our recurring patterns as we work to make our world anew.