|Coalition formed in response to incidences of intolerance at UND |
Staff, faculty, and students have formed an alliance to combat acts of intolerance at the Universityof North Dakota wherever, and however they occur. A loose affiliation of like-minded souls, Not On My Campus seeks to renew, create, and continually recreate an environment of tolerance on the UND campus. Not On My Campus is not affiliated with any specific organization, group, department, or division on the UND campus. It is a coalition of UND citizens who wish to affirm the rights, privileges and obligations of every individual who claims an identification with the University of North Dakota.
Not On My Campus is about empowering individuals to act in whatever way they feel appropriate to protest acts of intolerance or promote acts of inclusiveness at UND. It is about standing up for one's personal principles in the face of fear, ridicule, opposition, apathy or out right bigotry.
Not On My Campus is about making a pledge to inclusiveness, not about pointing toward blame.
Not On My Campus is committed to ensuring that individuals have a place for a positive voice to support all those who have been victims of intolerance and to encourage those who have committed these acts to join us in taking a personal pledge to end intolerance on our campus. Individuals who wish to participate need only go to the Web site notonmycampus.und.edu ( http://notonmycampus.und.edu/ ) and sign the pledge.
Pledges will be read aloud at a rally at noon Wednesday, June 25, on the college green to commit ourselves to fighting acts of intolerance. And to say “NOT ON MY CAMPUS.”
NOT ON MY CAMPUS
My Campus values the individual.
My Campus values freedom of thought.
My Campus values diversity.
My Campus values caring.
My Campus stands against acts of violence.
My Campus stands against acts of hatred.
My Campus stands against acts of intolerance.
My Campus listens to all voices.
This is my campus and I will let no one commit any act that devalues anyone else on my campus.
I am here to pledge that intolerance is not acceptable by anyone, anywhere, any time on my campus.
For more information, please contact Linda Baeza at 777-2945, Alice Hoffert at 777-6101, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . More information is also available at http://notonmycampus ( http://notonmycampus.und.edu/ ).und.edu