“for students from historically underrepresented groups (HUGs) to organize and socialize on campus”
Doesn’t this encourage students to stay insulated in identity-based groups? Isn’t the point of college the opposite of that?
Campus Reform reports:
Emory renovates ‘Identity Spaces’ for ‘historically underrepresented groups’
Emory University in Georgia is aiming to have an “Identity Spaces” project completed by the fall as part of its “Belonging and Community Justice” initiative.
The project aligns with the university’s mission to provide greater accommodation toward various minority groups ever since the “racial reckoning in 2020” that exposed the “systems, on and off campus, that allow some people to be treated differently from others.”
“Emory University is significantly upgrading our Belonging and Community Justice identity spaces to further enhance support for students’ education, empowerment, sense of purpose and belonging, and wellness – and to create a more just and equitable campus where all students thrive,” the school writes.
Emory says that it engaged with students during “40 feedback sessions throughout the planning of this multi-million-dollar project.”
In response to a recently released campus racial climate survey, the Identity Spaces will provide opportunities “for students from historically underrepresented groups (HUGs) to organize and socialize on campus.”
In particular, the newly created Asian Student Center will “serve Asian Pacific Islander Desi/American (AIPD/A) students.”
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