United in Kindness

Resolution supporting United in Kindness Declaration of Unity

Resolved: That the Sonoma State University (SSU) Academic Senate endorse a statement of unity in the pursuit of propagating acts of kindness among faculty, staff and students in order to create a community in which kindness is a guiding principle. 

Resolved: That over half a million Sonoma County neighbors come from diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and traditions in pursuit of joyful and healthful living and wish to be free from hateful speech, bullying, discrimination, and violence and that students require a place to grow and learn in peace and safety, guided in kindness and caring.

Resolved: That the SSU Academic Senate will be joining the nearly 1,600 individual Sonoma County residents, 49 Sonoma County organizations, secular and non-secular, and 8 out of 9 city councils that have endorsed the UIK Declaration of Unity and the Gold Resolution awarded by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. 

Resolved: That the SSU Academic Senate, through directives and active engagement with students, faculty, and staff and through public announcements, written materials, and online social media, will encourage all Sonoma County residents to find ways to foster and sustain acts of kindness throughout the community, in their daily life and activities.  

Resolved: That in order to sustain the resilience, health, and safety of all Sonoma County residents, we affirm trust in a social fabric that promotes and encourages,  acts of kindness and that disallows harm to individuals and groups based on ability, age, appearance, ethnicity, gender identity, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic position.  

Unanimously approved by the Senate