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Join Us in Signing a Letter from the Office of Institutional Diversity at Arcadia University.
A rise in bias incidents has threatened our society, and we have witnessed verbal and physical acts of intolerance across our institutions, organizations, and citizens on a local, national, and global scale. The greatest threat to our democracy comes from attacks on our humanity. Expressions of hate based on religion, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender are alarming and unsettling.
We the Arcadia University campus community are unified against expressions of hate that divide our society. We sign this letter to reaffirm our commitment to an equitable and inclusive community:
We are united in our support to all members of our community regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual identity, national origin, age, socio-economic status, or disability.
We will counter the divisive nature of inhumane actions.
We respect freedoms of speech and religion, and expressions of gender and sexual identity.
We encourage open discussion across viewpoints and intellectual disciplines and respect intellectual freedom for all our of community members.
We shall work together to ensure civility in our University community.
These signatures represent our solidarity. We encourage our students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends to join us in signing a commitment to unite as a community, to reach across our differences and move closer together, and to remain in support of all those around the world who face intolerance.
Arcadia University is no place for intolerance or hate.
As an inclusive community, we invite you to join us in signing this letter of solidarity against hate and intolerance.
Our mission is to provide institutional leadership for the development and implementation of programs, events and curricula which support diversity and inclusion.
We support all members of the Arcadia community in ensuring the civility of our campus’ climate. The Office of Institutional Diversity, in collaboration with the University’s administration, faculty, staff, students and the community-at-large, provides opportunities for the development of a personal commitment to local and global civic engagement, and issues of social justice.
We serve as the University’s leading voice for addressing issues of diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, inclusion and civility.
We are the University's primary resource for providing opportunities for the training and development of faculty, staff and students to enhance awareness and appreciation for difference; and for assessing the campus climate. We will provide direct support and advocacy for African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, faculty and staff.