In line with the College of Charleston’s core values  and the current Strategic Plan’s commitment to diversity, the Race, Equity, and Inclusion (REI)  initiative came about as a result of the faculty Senate’s creation of a two-course REI requirement for all CofC undergraduates.

* The requirement will begin Fall 2023. Courses meeting the REI requirement must have at least one third of the content pertaining to race, equity, and inclusion issues, and must address at least two of the three following Student Learning Outcomes:


  • SLO 1: Students will describe how race is socially constructed and intersects with multiple forms of oppression in US and/or global contexts.
  • SLO 2: Students will identify and analyze how social hierarchies manifest in relation to legacies of colonialism, white supremacy or structural oppression in historical and/or current US and/or global contexts.
  • SLO 3: Students will identify and evaluate legal, political, economic, institutional, and/or personal solutions or forms of resistance to racial inequities and discrimination.


 *  Students with 45 or more earned transfer credit hours, at the time of admission or readmission, are required to complete only one REI-designated course, either US or global.


2022-23 REI Advisory Committee

Simon Lewis, Director

Anthony Greene (AAST)

Sam Flores (LCWA)

Hsin-Ching Wu (SotA)

Julia McReynolds-Perez (HSS)

Carlos Lavin (Education)

Christy Kollath-Cottano (Health Sciences)

Sofia Agrest (SSM)

Jennifer Cavalli (Honors)

Amanda Kraft (Library)

Jerome Stewart (Management)

Lauryn McCloud (BSU--Student)

Kristen Graham (ICAN--Student)