Hold University of Portland Leadership Accountable

Hold University of Portland Leadership Accountable

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University of Portland Unaffliated Alumni started this petition to University of Portland

We, the alumni of the University of Portland, ask that you sign this petition indicating you agree and demand change in the leadership culture at UP.  

Recently, The Beacon published the below article that left us incensed and deeply disappointed. 

Article: Racism-Sexism-Tokenism @ UP

We are issuing a call to action to University of Portland staff, students and alumni to sign the petition and help advocate for real change.    

We demand acknowledgment of and a transparent plan for addressing the issues of systemic racism and misogyny clearly rampant in UP culture and leadership

We ask for meaningful change from the Board of Regents and the University of Portland leadership. We want to see leaders that accurately reflect the student population, which means at least 50% of all leadership positions are held by women and/or BIPOC or both. 

Take implicit bias seriously, train everyone and start having the hard conversations henceforth.

Reconcile the university's values with today's world.  Renew the campus commitment to Catholic Social Teaching which values, first and foremost, 'Life and Dignity of the Human Person', "We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person."  These ideals must include and pertain to our brothers and sisters who identify as LGBTQ &/or BIPOC.

Father Mark Poorman must endorse and be a leader on these issues.  We call on the Board of Regents to hold UP accountable to being a safe place for all to thrive in body, mind, and spirit.

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