Resources in light of the Charleston shootings
Last night (June 17), nine people were killed at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
The university is working to open up resources for students, faculty, staff, and community members to cope with this tragic event.
If students are in need, the Dean of Students office in East Eggleston and the Cook Counseling Center in Schiffert both offer support. Additionally, Multicultural Programs and Services is an advocacy office.
On June 18, lunch will be held at noon in the Multicultural Center (140 Squires) to come together as a community and talk. It will last as long as attendees wish to gather. In addition, the Graduate School has opened up Room B in the Graduate Life Center from noon to 5 p.m. as a place for students and employees to fellowship and support each other.
More events may be scheduled.
Search for senior advisor to the president and vice provost for inclusion and diversity
Earlier this semester, a committee was announced for our search for a senior advisor to the president and vice provost for inclusion and diversity. With support from executive search firm Isaacson, Miller, a full position profile has been developed along with a one-page position advertisement. Nominations and applications are welcome, and are being received by Isaacson, Miller. Applications are encouraged by July 17, 2015.
Feedback and questions
Individuals with feedback or questions about InclusiveVT are encouraged to reach out to the inclusion coordinators, who were appointed to advocate for inclusion and diversity within their areas, serve as university resources, and assess and recommend policy, evaluate progress, identify opportunities, and address areas of concern.