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Resolution in Support of the campus wide forum on April 9th, as well as the organizing efforts of fa

Resolution in Support of the Campus Wide Forum on April 9th, as well as the organizing efforts of faculty, staff, and students of color on campus.

Adopted 4/5/04

Whereas:      The Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State

University states that ” The Associated Students…[shall] assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the student body; provide services and programs as deemed necessary by the corporation to meet the needs of the student and campus community; and to stimulate the educational, social physical, and cultural well-being of the University community;” and,

Whereas:      The Associated Students of Humboldt State University support and value diversity and uphold a commitment to commend and partake in acts of social justice that educate the community on issues of diversity; and,

Whereas:      The students of Humboldt State University recognizes that the recent campus climate surrounding race represents an increase in the institutionalized covert and aversive racism that perpetuates a hostile environment on campus for students, faculty, and staff of color; therefore be it,

Resolved:      That on April 9 2004 at 4 pm in the Kate Buchanan Room, a Campus Wide Forum will be held as a day to address the historical pattern of the criminalization, sensationalized media representations, and safety of students of color on campus, and be it further,

Resolved:      That the Associated Students strongly urge students, faculty, and staff attend this forum to pontificate the actualization of our commitment to students of color and their safety on Humboldt State University’s campus, be it further,

Resolved:      That this resolution will be sent to the following but not limited to these persons/organizations; Multicultural Center, Women’s Center, MECHA, Accion Zapatista, Black Student Union, Latinos Unidos, Asian Pacific American Student Alliance, American Indian Alliance, Sista to Sista, Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Jewish Student Union, Queer Student Union, Disability Resource Center, University Police Department,

Lumber Jack Newspaper, President Rollin Richmond, Dr. Steve Butler Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Richard Vrem Vice President of Academic Affairs, Helen Jones Director of Diversity and Compliance Services, Susan Higgins, Dean of the College of Professional Studies, Karen Carlton, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, James Howard, Dean of the College of Natural Resources and Sciences and all academic departments, Sue McConnie, Chair, Academic Senate, Richard Vrem, Provost, Val Philips, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Office of Enrollment Management, Randi Darnell Burke, Director of Educational Opportunity Program, and members of the local media.

Authored by Jordan Camp, James Braggs, Franisco, Samantha Willams-Grey,

Paris Adkins, Kelley Kiesling, Gretchen Kinney Newsom.

original signatures on file at the Associated Students office