a student-led campaign.
WE THE STUDENTS...
...RECOGNIZE THAT WHILE GVSU IS HIGHLY DEDICATED TO DIVERSITY AND ACCEPTANCE, WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO IN ORDER TO REACH EQUALITY FOR EVERY RACE, GENDER, SEXUALITY, SOCIAL CLASS, AND BACKGROUND.
It is evident that at GVSU, we do not deny gaps in equality or try to pretend they do not exist. Our university is highly dedicated to improving the inclusion and equity of all. Students on campus should strive to be equally as passionate about reinforcing our standards for acceptance. By tweeting your ideas using the hashtag #MYGVSHOULDBE, we can all be a part of the solution to educate and construct a positive campus climate.
The GVSU Campus Climate Study 2011 indicated that:
>>11% of GVSU students have experienced "exclusionary, intimidating, offensive and/or hostile conduct that interfered with their ability to learn."
>>36% of GVSU faculty and students strongly agreed/agree that they perceived racial or ethnic tensions in class discussions.
>>14% of respondents have seriously considered leaving GVSU because of the campus climate.
>>88% of students feel that GVSU is committed to diversity.
>>59% of respondents have attended multicultural events on campus.
>>77% of students were in favor of increasing opportunities for cross-culture dialogue between students.
As students, we are the living and breathing representations of the school we attend. We all have ideas of how our campus can be improved. #MYGVSHOULDBE is your opportunity to share your thoughts and suggestions. Use the hash tag #MYGVSHOULDBE on your social media sites from 1-6pm on Wednesday the 22nd to voice your opinions on how we can make GV a more cohesive and inclusive place to be.
Sponsored by: Student Senate, GVSU NAACP, The Division of Inclusion and Equity, The Office of Multicultural Affairs, The LGBT Resource Center & The Women's Center