Executive Order on Racial Stereotyping Revoked

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:46 PM
Deans, Directors, and Department Chairs


Senior Associate General Counsel Mike Leitch today shared this important development:

Yesterday, President Biden signed an executive order entitled Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. Section 10 of that Executive Order revoked the previous president's order on Racial Stereotyping.

It also directs the heads of federal agencies to review and identify proposed and existing agency actions arising from that (initial) order and to consider suspending, revising, or rescinding those actions, including actions to terminate or restrict contracts or grants.

Due to the timing of the previous president’s executive order, the presidential election and the order’s implementation date, KU leadership opted to monitor the situation and await the outcome of the election before proceeding with implementation of the order. Any work you may have independently undertaken to investigate or implement President Trump’s executive order should cease.



Barbara A. Bichelmeyer
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor