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 the University of Virginia from September 28-October 1, 2022.

Current Member Institutions:

Abilene Christian University
Allegany College of Maryland (ACM)
Appalachian State University
Athens State University
Bard College
Brown University (Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice)
Bryn Mawr College
The Citadel (South Carolina)
Clemson University
College of Charleston
College of William & Mary (Lemon Project)
Columbia University
Community College of Baltimore County
Dalhousie University (Canada)
Davidson College
Dickinson College
Elon University
Emory University
Francis Marion University
Franklin & Marshall College
Furman University
Georgetown University
George Mason University
Goucher College
Guilford College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampton University
Harvard University
Hollins University
James Madison University
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Johns Hopkins University
Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom)
Longwood University
Loomis Chaffee School
Loyola University Maryland
Mars Hill University
McGill University (Canada)
Mercer University
Meredith College
Morgan State University
Norfolk State University
Phillips Academy
Princeton Theological Seminary
Queens University (North Carolina)
Randolph-Macon College
Rice University
Roanoke College
Rutgers University Scarlet & Black Project
Saint Louis University
Salem Academy and College
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Southern University Law Center
Southwestern University
Stillman College
Sweet Briar College
Texas Christian University
Tougaloo College
Towson University
Trinity College (Connecticut)
Trinity University (Texas)
Universidad del Rosario (Colombia)
University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom)
University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
University College Cork (Ireland)
University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
University of Cincinnati
University of Delaware
University of Georgia
University of Glasgow
University of King’s College (Canada)
University of Liverpool
University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
University of Maryland
University of Mississippi
University of New Brunswick (Canada)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of the South (Sewanee)
University of Virginia (PCSU)

University of Warwick
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia State University
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University
Washington & Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wesleyan College (Georgia)
Western Kentucky University
Wofford College
Xavier University
Yale University

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