YHC's Follow-up Statement on Racial Injustice

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
General College

 

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — During our period of social silence, we have been listening intently to your feedback. Many members of our team are brainstorming ways that Young Harris College can better implement our commitments to diversity, inclusion, equality and justice in areas including our academic curriculum and campus culture. Once our full campus community is back together, we will offer facilitated listening sessions to gather input from students, faculty, staff and administration. Additionally, we plan to offer similar listening sessions in a virtual format to gather input from our alumni. From there, we plan to create an action plan that incorporates recommendations from all stakeholder groups. If you wish to share your thoughts with us prior to the listening sessions, you may do so through direct message or by emailing us at diversity@yhc.edu. By using these options, your input will be directed to the appropriate YHC contacts. While positive, sustainable change doesn’t happen overnight, we are committed to listening and taking the necessary steps to create a more equitable, just and caring campus community. Thank you for taking this journey with us.

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

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