Dear Members of the PCA Community
This summer we acknowledged that, as an institution, we have not lived up to the promises we made to create a more inclusive climate at PCA, where each member feels welcome, respected and treated fairly inside and outside the classroom.
Since then, we have started the slow and patient work required to change a campus climate. It is a work in progress, that relies on the participation of all. It will necessarily lead to difficult discussions, hard realizations and some disagreements. To build towards a truly inclusive community is worth those efforts and more. Not only will we change our culture, we will also, as individuals, be stronger and better equipped to promote equity and equality in other spheres of our lives.
We have outlined below the steps that we are taking and an update on efforts to date. We will continue to provide updates at the end of each semester.
Linda Jarvin, President of PCA
Klaus Fruchtnis, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies