Inclusive Excellence

The American Council of Learned Societies was founded to support the free circulation of knowledge, on the belief that deep understanding of human thought and action is a key part of creating a just and peaceful world.

We continue to foster greater diversity within the academy by elevating perspectives that have traditionally been muted, and by embedding attention to equity and inclusion in all our practices, from our evaluation of grant and fellowship applications to our outreach to potential new member societies.

And we are committed to doing more.

Learn more about our Anti-Racism plan and other inititives that aim to help dismantle the biases that persist within academia and our larger society, in an effort to mirror the more just and equitable world we wish to see.