The Student Corrective Action Network (SCAN) was founded and created in February, 2016 by Channel Islands students: Rayheem Flexridge, Eugene Gragg, and Meghan J. McCarty. These students created SCAN out of necessity due to the lack of resources and safe spaces for underrepresented students on campus. SCAN’s first initiative was a list of demands presented on February 26th, 2016 at the African-American Achievement Awards Luncheon. The demands can be viewed below in their entirety, but the three main goals of the demands are as follows:
- Incorporate measurable goals for recruitment and retention of staff, faculty, and students of Color along with mandatory social justice oriented training for staff, administration, and faculty.
- A complete overhaul of ASI that incorporates the needs of Students of Color along with an ASI staff that is knowledgeable of the intersectionality of race, gender, privilege, etc.
- Safe spaces for Asian students, Black students, Brown students, Indigenous students, women students, and LGBTQ+ students, respectively, along with staff members who can effectively oversee those spaces, provide for those students’ specific needs, and advocate on behalf of those students to faculty, staff, and the administration.
1.) A comprehensive strategic plan for 2016-2020 which focuses on justice by means of an effective and progressive commitment to provide for the diverse needs of Black, brown, indigenous, and Asian students. This will include measurable goals and plans to recruit and retain students of color, in addition to cluster hiring of educators of color into tenure-track positions. This will also include mandatory training for staff, faculty, and administration in intersectionality, race, gender, ability, sexuality, class, privilege, and accountability.
2.) A complete restructuring of Associated Students, Inc. to better integrate diversity and justice into its mission and hiring. We expect to have staff who are knowledgeable in intersectionality, who are effective and proactive mentors to student leaders, and who place the needs of underrepresented students, especially as it relates to programming, as top priority.
3.) A safe space for underrepresented students which is able to facilitate the unique and diverse needs of each individual community. We require a space for Asian students, Black students, brown students, indigenous students, women students, and LGBTQ+ students, respectively, along with staff members who can effectively oversee those spaces, provide for those students’ specific needs, and advocate on behalf of those students to faculty, staff, and the administration.