Staff Council's purpose is to cultivate a thriving College community; support the strategic mission and vision of the College; advocate for the best interests of staff; and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Statement of Support as announced at 2/18/21 Staff Council Meeting:
As the Staff Council Executive Committee, we represent this community and while we strive to advocate for all staff members, we recognize that we cannot speak for everyone. Our community is made up of many voices, and that is a source of strength. We do not attempt or pretend to distill everyone's diverse experiences into a single narrative.
We acknowledge that there is a lot of hurt in our community right now, manifesting from feelings of loss, fear of the future, and fear of further change at the College. We are here to support our colleagues of color and our LGBTQ+ colleagues. We are working to create opportunities for important, hard conversations and we encourage our whole community to engage in this learning and growth—both as a group and as individuals.
In recent events and in the voices of our colleagues and students, we hear a call to action. We are here to listen and are ready to answer that call. We hope all of you will answer the call as well. Let us learn, discuss, and engage. We all create the culture around us, and we all play a part in making that culture better for everyone.