Announcing the MU Belong Survey
Dear Multnomah Family,
About five months ago, following the public attention to the issues of racial unrest and police brutality, I publicly stated that “Change Must Occur” and that the change must be led by our entire community, including our students, faculty, and staff. We pledged to grow more active and intentional in our listening skills by hearing from all voices within our community in our search for God’s voice and truth. In doing that, we realize more and more that we have significant blind spots in our understanding of the experience of people of color and those who do not feel safe in our community.
Our current students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to let their voices be heard in our campus-wide climate survey called #MUBelong. This anonymous survey will assess the belonging and inclusiveness of our campus climate and enable us to enhance and strengthen our biblical efforts of inclusion and belonging for all people in the MU community. All participants will be eligible to enter a drawing for prizes. Whether you feel these efforts are “too little, too late” or you feel these efforts are “too much, too soon”, we need to know where our community stands if we are ever to stand united.
We need your candor, and perspective to guide us. We are committed to act on your feedback as we embark on new targeted initiatives in this space while strengthening initiatives that are already underway. Your opinions and voice are vital for positive change to occur, and you deserve to be heard. We believe that God will reveal places we need to grow to participate more fully in His kingdom on earth, as it is in heaven. Thank you for participating in #MUBelong and for your continued commitment to Multnomah’s success.
President G. Craig Williford, P.h.D.
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