Campus-climate discussion group meets at noon Friday

Campus-climate discussion group meets at noon Friday

All University of St. Thomas students, staff and faculty are welcome to the next campus-climate discussion and action group meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the third-floor lounge (Room 304) of Murray-Herrick Campus Center on the university’s main campus in St. Paul.

The meeting is the next in an ongoing series that grew out of two events this fall. One was the Oct. 29 “Aspiring Social Justice Ally Development” workshop that was led by Dr. Keith Edwards and co-sponsored by seven campus organizations. The other was the series of hate crimes that took place in John Paul II Residence Hall, and the march and forum the followed.

The meetings have several goals:

  • to maintain the momentum that was evident at the Nov. 1 march and forum, the largest such gathering in memory at St. Thomas,
  • to ensure that efforts to foster a positive campus climate are not just the responsibility of a few offices or organizations,
  • to create a framework where students, staff and faculty can work together on campus-climate and social-justice issues.

For those who can’t make the meeting this Friday, similar gatherings will be held in the future. For more information, contact Tori Svoboda, associate dean of students, at, or Michael Glirbas, of the Registrar’s Office, at