A more diverse and inclusive campus will come from senior-level leadership with a strategic vision for the design, promotion and delivery of best-practice diversity, inclusion and cultural competency efforts across campus.
Our campus must regularly make time and space to acknowledge how current events continue to impact us, individually and collectively. The unending acts of harm, discrimination and violence targeting people of color and other minoritized individuals and communities affect each of us in immeasurable, conscious and unconscious ways. These include the acts that hold our attention in the media temporarily, as well as countless others that too often go unacknowledged.
It is important to name the individual acts as well as the systems, structures and historical contexts in which they take place: racism, anti-Blackness, homophobia and transphobia, white supremacy, ableism and their intersections with each other and with other forms of oppression.
We again call for members of the TU community to prioritize care and compassion for each other and ourselves, while also the willingness to keep doing the necessary work that continues our momentum towards a transformed TU authentically committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and social justice. The goal for each of us is progress, not perfection.
We will continue this momentum if we are willing to struggle together.
OIIE will continue to host, collaborate on and support a variety of opportunities for support, community, healing, reflection, education and action for the TU community. For additional resources and upcoming events, please continue to reference our Anti-Racism Resources page.
President Schatzel and members of university leadership shared a message with the TU community following the verdict that was reached in the case of the murder of Mr. George Floyd.
This video resource aims to develop the knowledge and understanding of seeking accurate information on COVID-19 and how responses to the pandemic are often linked to racial and ethnic stereotypes.
Annual event recognizes employees with awards, for milestone years
‘Women in STEM Wednesdays’ aims to reach wider university community
COFAC Innovator-in-Residence Shodekeh Talifero partners with Cook Library, becomes first Maryland hip-hop artist with special collections archive