Dear Members of the PCA Community
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. I fully take my share of responsibility for not prioritizing that agenda more, and I am committed to changing that.
Changing a campus climate is slow and patient work that requires the participation of all. It can not be mandated, it requires personal commitment. 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.
I have outlined below the steps that we are taking this summer with staff. These efforts will continue and will include faculty, alumni and students when the academic year resumes in September. If you want to get involved right away, or if you have additional topics for working groups, please share by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
President of PCA