Resolution Regarding Racial Incidents On Campus

Resolution Regarding Racial Incidents On Campus

Whereas a safe and secure campus environment is essential for the Appalachian community and particularly underrepresented students to be able to learn and grow, and

Whereas freedom of speech, a cherished hallmark of democracy, belongs to all and should be respected and protected as indispensable to education, and

Whereas harassment, intimidation of individuals, and the targeting of particular communities of students are violations of the Appalachian Code of Student Conduct (4.11), and

Whereas underrepresented students may feel isolated, alone and unheard by faculty and the administration with regard to their particular experience at Appalachian, and

Whereas it is incumbent upon the faculty, administration, and university police to ensure that underrepresented students are provided a safe learning environment which encourages, appreciates and values their contributions to the Appalachian community,

Therefore: Be it resolved, that the Faculty Senate takes an unequivocal stand in support of underrepresented students, and

Be it further resolved, that the Faculty Senate calls on the administration, faculty and staff to work proactively to ensure that all members of the Appalachian community, and particularly underrepresented members of the Appalachian community, are protected from harassment, intimidation and targeting by any other groups, and

Be it further resolved, that the Faculty Senate calls on the administration to ensure that the university police makes the protection of underrepresented students engaging in their right of free speech among their highest campus priorities.

 


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