Thursday, November 12, 2020

GPSG President, Mackensie Graham, and GPSG DEI Committee Chair, Rachel Maller, are both members of the Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee (RCSAC). As reported in IowaNow, the Committee "is making progress on creating a shared vision for a safe and inclusive campus for every member of the community." In addition to engaging various stakeholders across campus, the Committee will offer town hall meetings and listening sessions to gather a range of perspectives, experiences, and viewpoints. 

Mark your calendar for the town hall meetings that have been scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021
  • Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021

The times and Zoom information will be announced in the future. 

"The group, chaired by Vice President for Student Life Sarah Hansen, includes 24 members with a range of viewpoints, roles, and professions. Members include undergraduate and graduate students; staff with expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion, threat assessment, and student success; shared governance representatives; the UI Department of Public Safety; and faculty members with research expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion, policing of communities of color, deliberative dialogues, and organizational change.

The committee expects to make recommendations to President Harreld early in the spring 2021 semester, with a goal of having a new structure in place by July 2021."