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Faculty Statement on Inclusivity

A Statement from the Faculty (adapted with permission from Cornell University’s English Dept)

We, the faculty of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa, pledge to support and do our utmost to protect members of our community who are discriminated against, unjustly treated, or otherwise targeted because of race, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, ability, immigration status, and other forms of difference.

Realizing that communicative symbols can be manipulated into violence, we renew our commitment to direct the force of communication toward large and small acts of learning, alliance, imagination, justice, and intellectual inquiry of all kinds.