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Whereas: North Carolina State University has stated its strong commitment to diversity and to making our campus a welcoming environment for all members of our university community, and

Whereas: There is ample evidence, including from several campus climate studies, that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) students, faculty, and staff at NC State often find our campus to be a hostile and sometimes threatening environment, and

Whereas: Princeton Review in its 2007 ratings of 361 campuses across the nation has listed NC State among the 20 most gay-unfriendly, and

Whereas: To be gay-unfriendly or to be perceived as gay-unfriendly is hurtful to recruitment and to our aspiration to be a world leader in higher education, and

Whereas: An unwelcoming climate negatively impacts the opportunity for our GLBT students, faculty, and staff to realize their potential, and

Whereas: A GLBT Center could 1) Provide a safe and welcoming space on campus for the GLBT community and their allies, 2)  Serve as a resource center, 3) Educate the GLBT and larger university communities, and 4) Represent the GLBT community and serve as its advocate, and 

Whereas: Nearly all of our peer institutions have existing GLBT Centers,   

Therefore: Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate of North Carolina State University fully supports the creation as soon as possible of a GLBT Center on our campus as proposed by the GLBT Subcommittee of the University Diversity Advisory Committee.

Resolution: R3:  06/07
First Reading:  January 30, 2007
Adopted:  January 30, 2007


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