Mission: To foster a movement that empowers the people of Sewanee to dismantle racist hierarchies and build just and equitable communities.

Vision

The University’s graduate School of Theology will become an agent of transformation across the Episcopal Church and beyond as the lay and ordained leaders it prepares will be equipped with tools for truth-telling, reconciliation and transformation.

The undergraduate College will become a model for intellectual and courageous inquiry and transformative relationship building by providing intentional curricular and co-curricular opportunities for all faculty, staff, students, and community members related to the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) framework.

To work toward this end, and to foster racial healing, we must acknowledge, learn, and take action to address our institution’s —and nation’s—past and how it has shaped our present and hopes for the future.

Our Goals

  1. Create a positive narrative about race in our community
  2. Promote racial healing activities on campus and in our community
  3. Erase institutional barriers to equal treatment
  4. Prepare the next generation of leaders to build just and equitable communities
Background

On Nov. 17, Sewanee was chosen by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to host one of 16 new Campus Centers around the country. These centers are part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s TRHT movement – a comprehensive, national and community-based process to address the historic and contemporary sources of racism and bring about transformational and sustainable change.

The AAC&U TRHT Framework provides coherency and coordination to the racial reconciliation work already underway at Sewanee, and the national designation affirms Sewanee's place among peer and aspirant institutions also engaged in this seminal work. The University’s TRHT Campus Center further aligns Sewanee, the only institution of higher education founded and governed by dioceses of the Episcopal Church, with the Church’s ongoing Becoming Beloved Community initiative.

There are currently 71 TRHT Campus Centers, including centers at Agnes Scott College, Bethel College, Brown University, Duke University, Millsaps College, Pepperdine University, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

People
We want to hear from you

Join us in shaping and building the TRHT Campus Center!

  • What is your vision of truth?
  • What is your vision of racial healing?
  • What is your vision of transformation?

Email co-directors Tiffany Momon and David Stark your questions, your input, and your hopes.