Bowling Green State University, OH Reaffirming Commitment to Diversity

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Bowling Green State University, OH, US

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Type: Resolution

Status: Adopted (date not given)

Vote: Unanimous

Source File: http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/oed/page7701.html

Text:

WHEREAS, Bowling Green State University's Board of Trustees has historically been committed to diversity among the University's faculty, staff, students, and programs as evidenced by its resolutions of March 1987 and June 1991; and

WHEREAS, Bowling Green State University has long had a stated commitment to diversity as an educational value, and has sought to implement initiatives to enhance diversity in its student population, workforce and curriculum; and

WHEREAS, Bowling Green State University enunciates its commitment to diversity as being inherent to its vision of becoming a premiere learning institution with specific responsibility for serving the multicultural communities of Ohio, the nation and the world; and

WHEREAS, Bowling Green State University has established offices and personnel responsible for recruiting students of color, and whereas their efforts have resulted in increased numbers of students of color attending the University; and

WHEREAS, Bowling Green State University has one of the oldest Ethnic Studies Departments in the country having been established in 1970, and whereas the department's efforts have resulted in an integration of diversity across the curriculum; and

WHEREAS, Bowling Green State University has achieved a reputation for leadership in diversity education among American colleges and universities by establishing a cultural diversity requirement for its students in 1990; and

WHEREAS, Bowling Green State University through its Center for Multicultural and Academic Initiatives provides important retention services to students of color and offers diversity training and educational programming which benefit the entire University community; and

WHEREAS, Bowling Green State University has adopted a Diversity Plan designed to increase representation of minority faculty and staff, promote greater civility and tolerance of racial and ethnic differences, and position the University to positively meet the demographic challenges of the 21st century;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees of Bowling Green State University endorses the affirmative efforts being taken to achieve greater diversity among our students and employees, and expresses its continued support of the institutional commitment to diversity as an educational value.

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