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.
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For years at the University of La Verne there has been evidence of inequality from administration and faculty.
On Oct. 25, 2018, a group of students met in the corridor outside the President’s and Provost’s offices to share their experiences and state their demands for changes to address the University’s treatment of minority groups on campus (“Protest calls for diversity training,” Oct. 26).
As students who were a part of the most recent demonstration to faculty, we believe it is our duty to address what actually happened, as there have been many misunderstandings surrounding our intentions and the responses we’ve received.
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.
During the past few weeks, administrators at the University have made numerous commitments to improving the treatment of minority groups on campus.
University President Devorah Lieberman and Provost Jonathan Reed presented a draft of a resolution on Oct. 26 to students and faculty listing the actions they plan to take in the coming weeks and months to improve the treatment of minority groups on campus.
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.
Confused upperclassmen gathered in Woody Hall after they were unable to register for lower division courses on the first day of registration Nov. 23 due to a registration restriction.