Message to KU Campus reaffirming commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
August 26, 2020
Dear KU Campus Community,
In light of the recent shooting of Mr. Jacob Blake, Kutztown University reaffirms its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. As stated before, Kutztown University rejects all forms of racism, sexism, bigotry, brutality and discrimination. Kutztown University also stands behind its students of color. Black Lives Matter.
We know that just stating our convictions is not enough. Earlier this summer, KU communicated more than 100 action items to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion on our campus. The full list can be viewed here: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/presidents-office/statements-and-addresses/action-items-related-to-diversity-equity-and-inclusion.html
To further support the campus community during this time of racial injustice, we encourage the campus community to attend Unity Day on Thursday, September 10 at 4 p.m. More information on this year’s virtual event will be forthcoming.
In addition, the topic of the September 1 Multicultural Center Weekly Tuesday Chat will be Jacob Blake & Police Shootings. We invite you to join the conversation via Zoom Tuesday at 6 p.m. using the below information:
Meeting ID: 944 9944 0343
Our Bias Response Task Force, chaired by KU’s dean of students, proactively works to promote a welcoming campus for all. The KU community is encouraged to visit the task force website at the following link to better understand its mission and goals.
The offices below are also additional resources:
KU Public Safety & Police Services: (610) 683-4002
Faith-based Organizations (via Office of Inclusion & Outreach): (610) 683-4923
LGBTQ+ Resource Center: (484) 646-4111
Office of the Dean of Students: (610) 683-1396
Office of Multicultural Services: (610) 683-4197
Office of Social Equity: (610) 683-4700
Office of Student Involvement: (610) 683-1383
University Counseling Center: (610) 683-4072
Women's Center: (610) 683-4655
Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson
Dr. Warren Hilton
Vice President, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs