UNITY 4 Background/Historical Information
In May 2015, a racially charged Yik Yak post created a spark that revealed an underlying sense of frustration and discontent on campus. The outcry led to a broader campus wide forum to discuss the situation and campus climate concerns. After the forum, SCU students formed Unity 4 and began to draft a series of tactics. In the end, the group developed a list of 21 tactics falling into the areas of academics, student and residence life, transparency, and recruitment & orientation.
The name Unity 4 name was derived from prior campus movements focused on diversity related concerns. The first Unity effort started in 1985, and was followed by Unity 2 in 1991, Unity 3 in 1999 and now Unity 4 in 2015.
Information about the previous Unity movements can be found HERE and is provided by the student-run Multicultural Center.
In addition, we want to acknowledge the Unity 4 student leadership that were central to the development of Unity 4 and in keeping the movement going since 2015.
With the start of the Fall 2018 academic year, the remaining Unity 4 leadership and its priorities were be folded into the Inclusive Excellence Student Advisory Council (IESEAC). The legacy of what Unity 4 started will continue to be an essential part of Santa Clara's continued diversity and inclusion efforts.
The following includes links to important documents relating to Unity 4:
- Unity 4 Document (May 2015)
- Administration Response to Unity 4 (June 2015)
- October 2015 Unity 4 Update (October 2015)
- Unity 4 Campus Forum (November 2015)
- Unity 4 December Update (December 2015)
- Unity 4 April 2016 Update (April 2016)
- Unity 4 Fall 2016 Update (January 2017)
- Unity 4 Summer/early Fall 2017 (October 2017)
- Summer 2018 Update (May/June 2018)
- Summer 2019 Update (July/August 2019)
The Quarterly Diversity Forums have been held ever since Fall 2015. The History of the Diversity Forums is a summary of the Forums through January 2020.
- Fall Quarter 2022: October 17, 2022 (in-person)
- Winter Quarter 2023: February 6, 2023 (in-person)
- Spring Quarter 2023: May 1, 2023 (in-person)
PRIOR FORUM QUESTIONS:
- Responses to outstanding questions from Winter Quarter 2019
- Responses to outstanding questions from Spring Quarter 2019