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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE HSU DIVERSITY ACTION PLAN

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE HSU DIVERSITY ACTION PLAN

Approved 10/25/04

Whereas,      the Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states, “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 students 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 supports and values diversity while upholding a commitment to commend and partake in acts of social justice that educate the campus and community on issues of diversity,

and

Whereas,      HSU President Rollin Richmond said in his inauguration address, “Multicultural views of disciplines, including some scientific disciplines, have brought the realization that most of us teach and learn within cultural settings that may influence and sometimes badly distort our perceptions.  Moreover, a diverse set of cultural perspectives has demonstrated clearly that students learn in different ways, and if we wish to help students learn well, we need to be well aware of these differences in learning styles;” and,

Whereas,      President Richmond has further stated, “My goals for Humboldt State

University is that it:  Be student-centered; Promote diversity of people

                and perspectives; Practice social and environmental responsibility; Be a

                role model for community involvement;” and

Whereas,      President Richmond said, “We owe it to our students to prepare them for the inevitable world they will face as they pursue their careers.  If they do not come to understand and respect a variety of people and cultures, they will not fair well…Diversity is an issue of social responsibility.  We owe it to ourselves and our community to work together to make a faster and fairer progress in our efforts to diversify this campus;” and,

Whereas,      the proposed HSU Diversity Action Plan has been well thought out,

thoroughly researched, and all encompassing of issues that have continued

be ignored in past years; therefore be it,

Resolved,      that The Associated Students support the implementation of the Humboldt

                State University Diversity Action Plan and be it further,

Resolved,      that The Associated Students call upon the HSU campus community to take

                action in the implementation of the Diversity Action Plan, and be it further,

Resolved,      that this resolution be sent, but not limited to the following:  HSU President Rollin Richmond, Vice President Richard Vrem, Vice President Steven Butler, Vice President Carl Coffey, Interim Vice President Burt Nordstrom, Dean Donna Schafer, Dean Susan Higgins, Dean Karen Carlton, Interim Dean Robert Snyder, Dean James Howard, Dean Val Phillips, Interim Dean Jean Butler, Director of Diversity and Compliance Helen Jones, Director of Student Life Rees Hughes, The HSU Academic Senate, The California State Student

Association, The Lumberjack Newspaper, and members of the local media.

Authored by:

Samantha Williams-Gray

President, Associated Students

Approved by:

Kyle Zeck

A.S. Legislative Vice President

Samantha Williams-Gray

A.S. President