Resolution For An Independent and External, University-Wide Institutional Review

WHEREAS a university is more than an educational institution, it is a space in which to prepare for civic life, and in which we learn through inquiry and debate, collaboration, as well as the recognition and validation of differences;

WHEREAS we educate our students through open discussion and by our actions modeling the virtue of respect through tempered disagreement, affirming the safety and wellbeing of all individuals;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate calls upon our University administration to immediately arrange for an independent and external, university-wide institutional review of the events which preceded and transpired on May 4 and the results of such review be made public; we also demand that University policies be changed or enacted to identify under what circumstances the University will engage state police, and to hold the university responsible for the cultivation of transparent policies protecting free speech and safety.

Feature Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2024