Academic Staff Assembly Statement on Diversity
The Academic Staff Assembly believes that the campus is a place that celebrates diversity. It is this core value that makes the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater a great community for students, staff, and faculty to thrive individually and collectively. We join the Chancellor, Whitewater Student Government, and Faculty Senate in solidarity in denouncing the vicious attacks against the very fabric of the University.
These crimes do not represent the values for which we stand. As academic staff, both in the classroom and in the workplace, the Assembly encourages you to engage the individuals around--colleagues and students--in an open and honest dialogue to ensure that future bias-motivated incidents do not come to define who we are. The Assembly will work tirelessly to ensure that the differences that may separate us serve to unite us as a community. We are all purple.