Issue 417: 4 / 2 / 2012
Southwest Tennessee Community College President’s Proclamation
SOUTHWEST DIVERSITY WEEK – 2012
WHEREAS, the College is a comprehensive, multi-cultural, public, open-access College; and
WHEREAS, the College seeks to provide all its citizens with an effective teaching and learning environment designed to raise educational levels, enhance economic development, and enrich personal lives; and
WHEREAS, the College is committed to enhancing its diversity in all forms including age, divergent ideas and perspectives, disability, ethnicity, sex, national origin, race, religious and spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, the socioeconomic and geographic composition of the College community; and
WHEREAS, the strength of the College lies in its diversity as well as in its unity of all people including students, faculty, staff, or administration; and
WHEREAS, the retention of diverse groups within the College is a component of the College’s mission; and
WHEREAS, given the historical and legal discrimination that has existed in American society, particular emphasis needs to be placed on the inclusion of individuals who are members of groups that have historically been excluded; and
WHEREAS, the College explicitly values diversity in all components of the institution;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that April 2 – April 6 is hereby proclaimed as Diversity Week at Southwest Tennessee Community College.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Senior Staff urges all members of the Southwest family to observe this week by joining the Diversity Committee in celebrating and facilitating a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity of all our members.