Solidarity Statement

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences (KHS) stands in solidarity with our students, faculty, staff, and the community as we strive to achieve equity for all, including those affected by systemic racism and violence. KHS celebrates our diversity and is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and equitable environment for all students, faculty, and staff regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, political affiliation, veteran status, or ability status.

Centuries of discrimination, intolerance, and injustice are as much a part of this nation’s history, as is our spirit of resilience, patriotism and a desire for a better tomorrow. No segment of society is immune to our nation’s past and in this light, KHS has established the KHS Diversity and Inclusion Committee devoted to safeguarding a departmental culture that respects, values, and celebrates our diverse and exceptional KHS community. The committee is dedicated to ensure all students, faculty and staff feel supported and represented within KHS. Recognition of the diversity of viewpoints, opinions, and experiences within the KHS community will be a primary mission of the committee and will guide equity in the actions taken and goals of the committee and KHS at large.

Our department pledges to stand with our students, faculty, and staff, listen to their concerns, and maintain an open-door policy where all voices are heard. 

(Last revised on November, 2020)