Dear Members of the Syracuse University Community: Over the last several months, hundreds of students, faculty, staff, administrators and trustees have engaged in constructive, collaborative and respectful dialogue. The Board of Trustees created a Special Committee on University Climate, Diversity…
Statements from Chancellor Syverud and Dean Bea González
This afternoon members of THE General Body vacated Crouse-Hinds Hall since first taking residence there on Nov. 3. The following statements are from Chancellor Kent Syverud and University College Dean Bea González.
Chancellor Kent Syverud:
“Today the students of THE General Body ended their activity at Crouse-Hinds Hall. Since their initial rally on November 3, I have listened intently to the issues and concerns they have raised and maintained hope that we would find a productive path forward together. It has been a Syracuse University tradition for students to make their voices heard and I recognize the good that comes from that.
“As we move on to this next phase, I’d like to commend Dean Bea González for serving as a liaison to the students and for always keeping their best interests at heart.
“I have learned much through this process and appreciate how committed these students are to making our University better. I want the University community to know I remain fully committed to continuing these conversations and working to make Syracuse University the kind of campus where everyone feels welcome and respected.”
University College Dean Bea González:
“When the Chancellor first asked me to serve as a liaison to these students, I agreed because I truly believe in this University and know we have some of the most dedicated students around. My many conversations with members of THE General Body confirmed this. While they have left Crouse-Hinds Hall, we recognize we still have very important work to do together. We need to keep the conversations going and move to the next phase of the process.
“I look forward to continuing to work on implementing the recommendations that we’ve agreed to together. I know the students will start to see even more action from the administration and will believe Syracuse University to be the best place for all of our students.”