About CenSUs: Everyone Counts

On June 12, 2020, President Jonathan Green issued a call to action for Susquehanna University to become an actively antiracist community, and to that end established the CenSUs: Everyone Counts Taskforce, co-chaired by Associate Professor of Anthropology Shari Jacobson and Professor of Economics Olu Onafowora. The taskforce comprised thirteen students, twenty-five staff members, seventeen members of the faculty, and one member of the Board of Trustees. The taskforce was charged to develop a series of action steps to be undertaken this summer and in the coming year to make our campus a supportive community in which all members are safe, valued, and provided with opportunities to thrive and flourish.

 

Work began with an examination of fourteen documents shared by President Green and Provost Dave Ramsaran with the taskforce co-chairs. These documents included surveys, an action plan produced by a consultant, reports from ad hoc committees, and individual observations. Taken as a whole, they pointed to five broad areas of concern, which turned into the five core committees of the taskforce: Faculty and Staff Issues; Plant and Facilities; Public Safety and Law Enforcement; Student-Centered Education; and the Website and Social Media.

CENSUS TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS 

The taskforce was charged to develop a series of action steps to be undertaken beginning summer 2020 to ensure that the Susquehanna campus is a supportive community in which all members are safe, valued, and provided with opportunities to thrive and flourish.

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Communications

Security Upgrades First Among CenSUs Work

September 01, 2020

Work of Susquehanna’s CenSUs: Everyone Counts task force advanced this summer with notable security upgrades to campus.

Land Dedicated to Susquehannock Tribe

November 10, 2020

Susquehanna has established a physical location on campus that acknowledges the land on which the university is located as the original homeland of the Susquehannock Tribe.

Taskforce Participants & Subcommittees

The CenSUs Task Force is being led by professors Olu Onafowora and Shari Jacobson. In the tabs below you will find information on the charges of each of the subcommittees and the membership of those committees.