Demand 1: Communication Regarding Injustices on Campus

via community letter, Nov. 11, 2015: RESOLVED Spring, 2018

"Emory University must recognize traumatic events that Black students experience on campus via the campus-wide emails sent to Emory University affiliates with email addresses. These events shall be reported to the Bias Incident report. We demand that the administration of Emory University make the broad contexts and situations reported to the bias incident report known to the entire Emory community via campus-wide emails in order to increase awareness to every community within Emory University about racism, sexism, ableism, classism, and other forms of injustice. In order to create a community of care the entire Emory University community (including all school divisions, faculty, staff, and students) must know the community's ills and collectively work together to combat them towards justice for all."

Students at the 2016 retreat were particularly concerned that the university was not responding consistently to bias incidents, and that there was a sense that the black population’s concerns were treated with less urgency than others.

Through conversations between the working group, university executive leadership, and others, Emory developed a protocol that provided a clear and consistent approach for communication about student-related crises, with an emphasis on the need to inform and engage faculty, staff, and students with care and transparency. The protocol will continue to be reviewed and revised to ensure appropriate communication occurs.

Updated: August 2019