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Working on diversity and inclusion: A note from Executive Council

January 19, 2016

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

As the spring semester begins, we wish to affirm our support for continued dialogue, engagement, and work on issues of diversity and inclusion across campus.

This work includes that of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, as well as the efforts of individual schools and departments, and, indeed, every member of our community. As we return, we must remember that our collective goals at Lewis & Clark should always be centered on educational engagement and opportunity. We seek to promote a strong, healthy, and safe community characterized by mutual respect, personal and academic integrity, critical thinking, and responsible decision-making.

Accordingly, actions that are contrary to these efforts include disruption of classrooms, disruption of workplaces and offices, or engaging in activity that targets or threatens groups or individuals. Such actions are against the spirit of civil discourse and existing campus policies.

Freedom of Expression and Academic Inquiry Policy (institutional)
Academic Freedom and Responsibility (faculty)
Code of Conduct (students)
Student Rights and Responsibilities (judicial pathways for CAS students)

Balancing the rights and responsibilities of all members of our diverse, multidimensional community requires patience, dialogue, and mutual understanding.

We wish you all the best for a productive spring semester.

Sincerely,
Executive Council

Members
Barry Glassner, President
Jane Atkinson, Vice President, Provost, Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and Title IX Coordinator
Joe Becker, Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communication
David Ellis, Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel
Mark Figueroa, Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Planning
Alan Finn, Vice President, Business and Finance, and Treasurer
Scott Fletcher, Dean of the Graduate School
Anna Gonzalez, Dean of Students
Jennifer Johnson, Dean of the Law School
Catherine Gunther Kodat, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Rob Kugler, Paul S. Wright Professor of Christian Studies and Director of Strategic Studies
Lisa Meyer, Dean of Enrollment and Communications