Universities Studying Slavery

Universities Studying Slavery (USS) is dedicated to organizing multi-institutional collaboration as part of an effort to facilitate mutual support in the pursuit of common goals around the core theme of “Universities Studying Slavery.” USS additionally allows participating institutions to work together as they address both historical and contemporary issues dealing with race and inequality in higher education and in university communities as well as the complicated legacies of slavery in modern American society. USS hosts semi-annual meetings to discuss strategies, collaborate on research, and learn from one another. The next meeting will be hosted by Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati October 9-12, 2019.

Current Member Institutions:

Allegany College of Maryland (ACM)
Athens State University
Bard College
Brown University (Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice)
The Citadel (South Carolina)
Clemson University
College of Charleston
College of William & Mary (Lemon Project)
Columbia University
Dalhousie University
Davidson College
Dickinson College
Elon University
Furman University
Georgetown University
George Mason University
Guilford College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampton University
Harvard University
Hollins University
James Madison University
Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom)
Longwood University

Meredith College
Morgan State University
Norfolk State University

Rice University

Roanoke College
Rutgers University Scarlet & Black Project
Saint Louis University
Salem Academy and College

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern University Law Center
Stillman College

Sweet Briar College

Texas Christian University

Tougaloo College
Trinity College (Connecticut)
University College Cork (Ireland)
University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
University of Cincinnati

University of Georgia

University of Glasgow
University of King’s College
University of Liverpool

University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

University of Maryland

University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina

University of Nottingham

University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of the South (Sewanee)
University of Virginia (PCSU) 
University of Warwick 
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia State University
Virginia Tech
Virginia Union University
Virginia University of Lynchburg
Wake Forest University
Washington & Lee University
Wesleyan College (Georgia)
Xavier University

If your institution is interested in joining the conversation, please contact Ashley Schmidt, Ph.D., at aks8rn@virginia.edu.