May 29, 2020
Greetings TU Community,
On behalf of my leadership team and me, I am writing to you, our TU community, to acknowledge the pain, fear, and hopelessness that is being experienced and expressed following the death of George Floyd on Monday afternoon on a street in Minneapolis.
We recognize this is not an isolated event and the powerful impact it has on our lives. We challenge our greater community to maintain a culture of civility and respect when engaging with one another. Our Guiding Principles encourage our foundational belief in communicating a point of view that maintains relationships, respect differences, and advances our communities closer together instead of further apart.
As leaders of this university it is important for us to remind our community of our dedication, support, and belief in fostering diversity and inclusion. We remain committed to our responsibility in educating and creating an inclusive world, which recognizes and respects all humankind.
If you or someone you know is experiencing harassment or bullying because of their race or national origin, you can simply contact Dr. Sharon Perry-Fantini from the Office of Equity, Access, & Opportunity at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional resources are available to all employees through our Employee Assistance Program at either their Findlay office at (419) 424-1471 or Fremont office at (419) 334-6669.
Take care of yourself and one another.
Dr. Lillian Schumacher, President
Tiffin University's statement on diversity and inclusion.