The Student Government Association passed a motion to support the University of South Dakota’s diversity and inclusiveness statement Oct. 23.
The statement, presented by Associate Vice President for Diversity Jesus Trevino, would create a broad definition of diversity. The motion passed without opposition.
“Inclusiveness is about many different communities,” Trevino said.
Trevino said he wants inclusiveness to be included in many of the university’s activities.
Along with recruitment, inclusiveness would extend to marketing, policy and curriculum. He said by increasing inclusiveness in the recruiting phase, students with different experiences can attend the university and use their experiences to share and teach others.
“It will be a reminder to all of us that we need to practice inclusiveness,” Trevino said.