We ask you to stand with us by signing the petition below:
“As students, alumni, faculty & staff, practitioners, researchers and policymakers, we the undersigned call for a SIPA that ensures equitable opportunity for all students and greater diversity and equity of all kinds, including diversity of thought and perspectives. In this spirit, we support the need for a comprehensive SIPA Strategic Plan for Diversity & Inclusion. We call on SIPA and Columbia administration to:
- Allocate greater resources and take concerted action to improve the diversity and representation of faculty and Administration at SIPA.- Allocate greater resources and take concerted action to improve student diversity, representation and need-based financial aid.- Improve support services and campus climate for underrepresented, marginalized and non-traditional students- Critically re-center and transform its curriculum – including by creating a mandatory core requirement on issues of power, social differences, oppression and equity. - Transform the institution of SIPA as a whole—including by hiring a Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at SIPA, with the power and resources to improve SIPA, and establishing with students a SIPA-wide equity statement and strategic plan."