The University’s new mandatory diversity and cultural competence training for all full time faculty took effect this summer, with a completion deadline of Oct. 1.
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Decolonize ULV, a student group rallying to give a voice to students with diversity and inclusivity concerns, called for University administrators to commit to mandatory diversity training, a full audit of general education curriculum and the maintenance and expansion of cultural affinity alumni networks Wednesday in Sneaky Park.
University of La Verne Faculty called on one another to take action to address the discrimination minority students endure after hearing a group of more than 20 students share stories of microaggressions they have experienced on campus.
Microaggressions have been widely discussed across campus during the past several weeks and months.
Last week, Thursday, Oct. 25, a group of students staged a protest in Founders Hall (“Protest calls for diversity training,” Oct. 26). The impetus for this action is not linked to one specific event, rather the systematic inequality at the University of La Verne.
On Thursday more than 20 students with blue tape covering their mouths gathered outside of President Devorah Lieberman’s office in Founders Hall, demanding a list of changes to address the University’s treatment of minority groups on campus.
In a crowd of around 50 and a panel of at least a dozen administrators, 20 or more University of La Verne students raised their hands when asked if they had experienced microaggressions on campus.
The Associated Students of the University of La Verne held a Town Hall meeting in Morgan Auditorium recently where administrators from across the University were on hand to respond to students questions and concerns.