The UTO family believes that Black Lives Matter and pledges to actively work towards dismantling racism, bigotry, and hatred toward people of color in all its forms.
We are dedicated to creating a safe space for all perspectives, valuing all contributions, which will become embedded in our evolving culture to realize the mission and charter of Arizona State University.
We will engage in continuous education seeking new ideas and taking actions that advance racial justice, and will honestly share our thinking, especially acknowledging when we don't know or understand. We will expand our own understanding and practices by empowering diverse ideas and voices.
We will increase the diversity of the employment pipeline for the UTO.
We will improve our hiring and procurement practices to assess and increase our limited diversity across the UTO to reflect the communities we serve, to be more equitable and to ensure opportunities are available to all.
We are committed to nurturing, mentoring and supporting the development of people regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, color, language, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, religion, socio-economic status, qualified veteran status, age, skill sets, thinking styles, and physical and mental ability.
I pledge to actively work towards dismantling racism, bigotry, and hatred toward people of color in all its forms.