University Counseling Center Statement on Anti-Racism and Ally Building Group

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Although it is our intent to promote anti-racism, we acknowledge that there are members of our community that may have felt harmed by the naming of this group.

Our Counseling Center embraces multiculturalism as one of our key and most important values, as evidenced by its diverse staff, services, and programs.

The purpose of this effort is to promote anti-racism and becoming a better and more informed ally. Our Counseling Center acknowledges that we did not choose the right words in raising awareness about this research-based initiative, and how this group has been perceived is counter to the values of inclusiveness and diversity that we embody.   Therefore, we are renaming the group to better reflect our intention and values.   

We are dedicated to providing all members of our community the opportunity to be more culturally competent, so we all play a role in creating a more inclusive environment. 

Noah Collins,
Ph.D. Staff Psychologist 

Sharon Kirkland-Gordon,
Ph.D., Director

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