Kevin McDonald, interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity: “This is bringing the centers under one umbrella … My hope is that this will more systematically create a stronger connection with how social justice centers impact the students
The Citizenship@Mizzou training, about making the university a more inclusive community, was initiated following racial tensions on campus last fall.
After making national news for campus protests and resignations, the university took significant steps to improve campus diversity.
The vote for a diversity course requirement passed with 75 percent of support from faculty who voted.
Dr. Kevin McDonald previously served as vice president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Their first two demands were left off the presentation.
Students have wanted this requirement as a means of promoting a campus-wide conversation on inclusivity for decades.
It’s wrong to think that MU has no room for growth toward improving integration and inclusiveness.
Dr. Stephanie Shonekan, Chair of the Department of Black Studies, commends the social justice work of MU students.
Being diverse is all based on perception
How are incoming freshmen thinking about diversity?
Seventy percent of all students at MU in fall 2014 were white.
The statue was a gift from MU alumnus Ty Christian.
The seminar began in 2006 as part of the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative.