Following recent protests and concerns of racial bias and discrimination on college campuses, SUNY Cortland’s Black Student Union (BSU) will host a town hall meeting tonight to talk about race issues on the Cortland campus.
The town hall meeting begins at 5 o’clock in the Old Main Auditorium and is open to the public.
The goal is to gather input from all interested parties to develop a more inclusive and welcoming campus community.
Micahel Guity, the President of the College’s the Black Student Union, says there’s a lot of tension building across the country due to discrimination. He is hoping to use the meeting to acknowledge that discrimination and bias are issues that affect everyone including those on the Cortland campus. Guity is looking for attendees to offer ideas for change.
College President Erik J. Bitterbaum is scheduled to attend the meeting.
In September, President Bitterbaum kicked off a three-part series on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.