June 1, 2020
Student Activities stands with our black/African-American students and black community every day and we want to reaffirm that commitment today. We recognize that for some, simply existing is a challenge. We want you to know that YOU MATTER – your being, words, actions, hard work, dedication, and commitment to equity and justice. If you are an ally, remember: listen to those who are being directly affected; speak up when you witness racism or injustice happening; and share/spread the messages of the black community.
Staff in the Department of Student Activities and the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Development recognize the role and responsibility we have as educators, and as members of our communities. We will continue to do our best to model respectful, welcoming, anti-racist, and inclusive behavior; to acknowledge our individual privileges and the differences between us; and to offer programs and services that will invite and challenge our students to come along with us in our journey to understand and effectively address the roots of ignorance, hatred and violence. Lastly, we ask that our colleagues and students hold us accountable in this work. We welcome feedback and suggestions as to how we can best support and serve you.”