Letter of Support for Muslim Students
To make you all aware, there has been growing Anti-Muslim and Anti-Immigrant sentiment, and it has begun to impact members of our EKU community. It must be clear that our College will not tolerate hostile and toxic speech that incites hate and virulent racist assumptions about entire groups of people, especially directed towards our Arab and Muslim population.
Central to EKU’s mission is “access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people.” We are committed to a learning environment where diversity thrives. And we are fortunate to have a campus that is growing in diverseness. Here, in the College of Justice & Safety, we boast a community that is more diverse and multicultural than other Colleges on campus. We want to continue supporting the commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, staff, and students and can only accomplish this by creating an inclusive environment that values the spectrum of bodies, identities, and faiths.
We must continue to support our commitment to respecting people of all backgrounds and beliefs. When any Colonel doesn’t feel safe and supported, we are failing to uphold our commitment. This is an on-going journey that we are deeply devoted to. As such, we will be providing a series of educational programs throughout the year to bring awareness to cultural diversity debunking many myths that are circulating. We remain committed to our pledge to create an inclusive environment for everyone to thrive.
Should you have questions or comments, please direct them to the College of Justice & Safety’s Office of Equity and Inclusion.
Dr. Kishonna L Gray
Office 0f Equity & Inclusion
College of Justice & Safety
Published on November 19, 2015