Demand 9a: Conduct Policies

via community letter, Nov. 11, 2015:

"Black student organizations are underfunded and over-policed. Forcing black organizations to collaborate with predominantly White organizations that are interested in surface level interactions and superficial celebrations of diversity is violent to the Black community at Emory University. Black student organizations are often told that their events are exclusive. These claims are unfounded because events are created specifically for Black students because they do not exist anywhere else on campus. Therefore, Black student organizations need more funding in order to help accomplish Emory University's mission to create a "community of care". Also, throughout Black organizations have been severely policed which has led to their expulsion from Emory University's campus for reasons that most organizations on campus are guilty of. We demand that there is a fair trial with a jury consisting of faculty, staff, and administrators of color, for each Black organization that may be suspended or expelled from campus. We also demand that there be a press release given to the entire Emory community (affiliates with emory.edu email addresses) after a Black organization is suspended or expelled from Emory University."

✓ Updated student conduct site to include user-friendly language & graphics (fall 2017)

✓ Created committee to review gaps in housing conduct policies (fall 2017)

✓ Recruited and retained black staff to the Conduct Council (fall 2017)

✓ Met with HR to create strategy for intentional recruitment of black faculty (fall 2017)

_ Implement recruitment strategy

_ Work with Campus Life departments on equitable policy and enforcement in future theme housing