The TRHT Effort

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

AAC&U is partnering with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) effort to help communities embrace racial healing and uproot conscious and unconscious beliefs in the hierarchy of human value.

The TRHT effort prioritizes inclusive, community-based healing activities and policy designs that seek to change collective community narratives and broaden the understanding that Americans have of their diverse experiences.

You can access the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Racial Equity Resource Guide that provides resources organized for the TRHT effort here.

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Summit

This video closed a national TRHT Summit of more than 550 from across the U.S. held in December 2016. The first action emerging from the summit was the call for a National Day of Racial Healing on Jan. 17, 2017.

Resources for Campus Leaders Crafting Messages in Response to Issues of Racial and Social Justice

AAC&U is pleased to share statements and letters from several college and university leaders in response to events regarding issues of racial and social justice. We hope these resources will be helpful as you craft your own responses to these important issues. We invite leaders at member campuses to share their own statements by emailing [email protected].

Resources for Responding to Issues of Racial and Social Justice


To support AAC&U’s TRHT efforts in advancing quality and equity in higher education, we invite members of our community to donate to the TRHT Fund. Your tax-deductible gift will help ensure that the next generation of leaders and critical thinkers is prepared for and focused on dismantling the belief in a hierarchy of human value and advancing racial equity.