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
Community College of Baltimore County
Dalhousie University (Canada)
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 (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
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.

The Birth of Universities Studying Slavery

April 2016 meeting news

News: Four More Schools Join USS

Fall 2016 Meeting Announcement

Fall 2016 Meeting Schedule Update

Fall 2016 Meeting Recap

Sewanee and Dalhousie Join

Rutgers and Wake Forest Join

The Birth of a Movement

Columbia University Joins

Furman University Joins

Brown University Joins

Wesleyan College (Georgia) Joins

USS Welcomes Davidson College

Universities of Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Hollins University Join

Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and Sewanee (The University of The South) Join

George Mason University Joins

The Citadel Joins

UK’s University of Bristol Joins

The University of Richmond Joins

University of Glasgow in Scotland Joins

Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Joins

James Madison University Joins

University of King’s College (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Joins

The College of Charleston Joins

Please welcome the University of Cincinnati

University College Cork (Ireland) Becomes Third European School to Join

North Carolina’s Guilford College Joins

Please Welcome Xavier University (Ohio) to Universities Studying Slavery

Morgan State University Joins

Saint Louis University Joins

Please Welcome Dickinson College to USS

Elon University Joins the consortium

Liverpool John Moores University Joins

The University of Liverpool Joins Universities Studying Slavery

Please Welcome Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticus) to USS

Harvard University Joins