At Michigan State University, we strive to be a respectful, inclusive and diverse community, embracing and enriched by our own uniqueness, differences, and varied needs. Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the wide range of consequences experienced by our community members has been highlighted in many ways, both challenging and revealing.
We have an opportunity to construct a more humane, compassionate and respectful community that truly enacts the principles of valuing equity, diversity and inclusion – not just in words, but in how we respond to the current situation and one another.
Please join us in showing your support for the wellbeing of our entire community by signing the Pledge of Commitment to Community, honoring all community members and their unique needs and strategies at this challenging time.
This statement of commitment to our community recognizes and honors our value of one another, and calls upon each of us to be our best for the good of our community as a whole. It is intended to draw our attention to and acknowledge the fact that we are not alone in creating a caring community and campus environment for work and learning, and that we must honor and respect the diverse needs and health considerations of all for any of us to be healthy. This personal commitment helps to ensure our health and safety and that of our colleagues, families, friends and visitors to campus. It is essential to consider the disparate impacts the pandemic is having on specific demographic groups – racial, ethnic, age, gender, disability/medical conditions, and various family configurations. We must be flexible in difficult times and take care of our community as well as ourselves.
To this end,
I will respectfully consider the disparate impacts the pandemic is having on specific demographic groups – racial, ethnic, age, gender, disability/medical conditions, identities, and various family configurations. I will refrain from judgment when the situations of others differ from mine, or from my opinion. When working with my colleagues, I will be empathetic, flexible, and realize that they might be facing a challenge or unspoken circumstance of which I am not aware. I will endeavor to honor their lives and experiences with respect and dignity, as I hope they will respect mine. Together, we will weather the storm, survive and thrive.
I acknowledge and agree to these principles, and along with my community, commit myself to them.
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So far, 80 individuals have signed the pledge with a goal of 13000 signatures.
All names have been hidden unless signatory typed their name in the public field above.
|80||Emily Guerrant||Jul 27, 2021|
|79||Dar Swiler||Jul 15, 2021|
|78||Amanda Leatherberry||Amanda Leatherberry||Jul 01, 2021|
|77||Renee Brown||Renee Brown||Jun 29, 2021|
|76||Heather Shea||Heather Shea||Jun 29, 2021|
|75||Ian McDonald||Ian McDonald||Jun 25, 2021|
|74||Michael Sanders||Jun 21, 2021|
|73||Jane Meland||Jane Marie Meland||Jun 18, 2021|
|72||Cheryl D. Williams-Hecksel||May 12, 2021|
|71||Stacey Nye||Stacey Nye||Apr 21, 2021|
|70||Elizabeth Wheeler||Mar 25, 2021|
|69||Vicki Essenmacher||Vicki Essenmacher||Mar 24, 2021|
|68||Amanda Zhang||Mar 24, 2021|
|67||Angela Hunt||Angela Hunt||Mar 24, 2021|
|66||Kim Kittleman||Mar 24, 2021|
|65||X liu||Mar 24, 2021|
|64||Mary Passage||Mar 24, 2021|
|63||Becky Jo Farrington||Mar 24, 2021|
|62||Michael Cui||Michael Cui||Mar 24, 2021|
|61||devante kennedy||devante kennedy||Mar 24, 2021|
|60||Amy Carnahan||Amy Carnahan||Mar 24, 2021|
|59||Jesse Klinger||Mar 24, 2021|
|58||Yangfan Liu||Mar 24, 2021|
|57||Steven Kaatz||Steven Kaatz||Mar 24, 2021|
|56||Teresa Elliott||Mar 24, 2021|
|55||Sue Sipkovsky||Mar 24, 2021|
|54||Pamela Jones||Mar 24, 2021|
|53||Jackie Heymann||Mar 24, 2021|
|52||Yitian Zhuang||Yitian Zhuang||Mar 24, 2021|
|51||Maria Giggy||Mar 24, 2021|
|50||Linda Barrows||Anonymous||Mar 24, 2021|
|49||Sharon Reasoner||Sharon Reasoner||Mar 24, 2021|
|48||Heather Hazzard||Mar 24, 2021|
|47||Nicole Kokx||Nicole Noel Kokx||Mar 24, 2021|
|46||Amy Porter||Mar 03, 2021|
|45||Mercy Chepkwony||Jan 21, 2021|
|44||Karen Springer||Karen Springer||Jan 14, 2021|
|43||Beth Lindley||Jan 08, 2021|
|42||Lisa Kelley||Lisa Kelley||Jan 08, 2021|
|41||Teresia Hagelberger||Dec 15, 2020|
|40||Rob Sumbler||Rob Sumbler||Dec 12, 2020|
|39||Michelle Hatta||Michelle||Dec 07, 2020|
|38||Calli Miller||Calli Miller||Dec 06, 2020|
|37||Chelsey Eimer||Chelsey Eimer||Dec 04, 2020|
|36||Ann Austin||Ann E. Austin||Dec 02, 2020|
|35||Jennifer Roberts||Jennifer Roberts||Dec 02, 2020|
|34||Susan Ewart||Susan Ewart||Dec 02, 2020|
|33||Eunice Foster||Eunice Foster||Dec 02, 2020|
|32||Maranda Holtsclaw||Maranda Holtsclaw||Dec 02, 2020|
|31||Ali Farra||Nov 10, 2020|
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