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MARCH 21, 2021
The Arcadia University campus community is unified against expressions of hate that divide our society. We recognize how recent violent and verbal attacks on Asians and Asian Americans, including the horrific shootings in Atlanta, have deeply affected members of our Arcadia community. Unfortunately, these are not isolated events. There has been a long history of anti-Asian hate crimes in our country, and we have seen an escalating pattern since the start of the pandemic.
Today, we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Our efforts to provide justice, equity, diversity and inclusion are directly correlated to our students’ and community’s success. Our work to eliminate systemic and institutional racism advances our vision to become a reflection of the world we want to live in.
Acts of hate and community uncertainty are undoubtedly impacting the health and safety of our community. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for support from campus services and departments such as the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Office of Equity and Civil Rights, Counseling Services, or the Office of Public Safety. Additional resources for international students are available here. For employees, Carebridge, our employee assistance partner, provides resources and virtual support groups on a variety of topics, including on grief support and managing stress. More information and scheduling on Carebridge services is included each week in the faculty and staff newsletter. Employees can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are central to our mission as a University. This past year has shown us the collective strength of Arcadia. Let us maintain our solidarity in facilitating a community of practice grounded in our JEDI principles, especially in our most challenging times.
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.