Women of MU,
In light of the #MeToo Movement, I want to reaffirm Multnomah’s commitment to the respectful and equitable treatment of women. As a Christian learning community, we strive to represent Christ well in all that we do. This includes how we view and interact with you — the remarkable women who teach in, work at, and attend our university.
Additionally, I’ve assembled a task force comprised of female leaders to recommend how we can improve our organizational culture and guarantee MU stands out as an exceptional place for women to thrive.
As your president, I personally commit to:
- Valuing and respecting you as full members of our learning community.
- Encouraging and developing your leadership potential and career/life goals.
- Acknowledging the invaluable contributions you make daily to the university.
- Continuing to provide increased opportunities for female leaders to serve on the board, President’s Council and faculty leadership of our university.
- Seeking your input when possible on institutional decisions that will personally affect you.
- Listening carefully and accepting feedback from you regarding ways the university can improve in honoring you and your contributions.
- Listening and accepting feedback from you if I act in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable or disregarded.
- Attempting to change any personal behavior that hinders my ability to communicate and relate to you as a member of our MU family.
- Strictly abiding by our human sexuality guidelines, always treating you with honor and dignity.
- Taking you seriously and holding other members of our community accountable if they treat you with disrespect.
Finally, I also expect all male faculty, staff and students to join me in these commitments as we continue to make MU a safe, rewarding place for service and study.
Serving with you,
Rev. G. Craig Williford, Ph.D.