Climates of Tolerance and Safe, Open Inquiry

Fall
2001
Resolution Number: 
13.01
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The tragic events of September 11, 2001, have unfortunately precipitated instances of racial/ethnic backlash and the targeting of individuals based solely on their appearance or racial/ethnic identities or religious backgrounds;

Whereas, Our students need and deserve climates free of intimidation and discrimination; and

Whereas, Faculty and educational institutions have responsibilities to ensure that students have climates of inquiry that are open, safe, fair and balanced;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate support local senates' efforts to continue to work to promote campus climates of tolerance and condemn the targeting of students based solely on their appearance, racial/ethnic identities or religious backgrounds; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate support local senates' efforts to continue to work to promote constructive dialogues regarding the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and the aftermath, and to work to provide students a safe place for inquiry and discussion of the implications of these enormous events.

Status Report: 

Another one that is never really complete, but we have done a lot with it.