Westminster community confronts diversity and inclusivity on campus

In reaction to an October article, The Forum asked students, faculty and staff about diversity and inclusivity on Westminster’s campus. The general consensus among those interviewed was that Westminster still has room for improvement in creating a safe environment. Here, Alex Cooper, a Westminster sophomore, voices his opinion on the matter. Photo by Blake Bekken

In reaction to an October article, The Forum asked students, faculty and staff about diversity and inclusivity on Westminster’s campus. The general consensus among those interviewed was that Westminster still has room for improvement in creating a safe environment. Here, Alex Cooper, a Westminster sophomore, voices his opinion on the matter. Photo by Blake Bekken

Inclusivity and diversity are hot-button issues at universities across the country, including Westminster—as evidenced by the response to a recent Forum article about the inclusion of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) on campus.

The previous article, which spoke about the college’s goal to showcase itself as an option for LDS students, garnered many responses from the Westminster community.

“Westminster College’s strength lies within the diversity of the school’s student body on a national level,” commented Susan Auchincloss, mother of student Sarah Auchincloss, on the Facebook post of the article. “The state of Utah does not need another homogenous academic institution looking to educate its own. It is important to consider national figures before considering ‘to be more inviting’ to one group or another.”

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