As a staff member at SPU I am incredibly proud of the students on this campus and am encouraged by the movement that has occurred over the past few weeks. I carry a weight everyday knowing that students I love so dearly and entrusted SPU to take care of in recruiting them to this institution are experiencing such pain. These are the steps necessary to change that. My only disagreement with this petition is that the staff needs are left out-perhaps student believe the term “faculty” includes staff but I would ask that anywhere “faculty” are labeled the words “and staff” be added. Staff have significant interaction with students and should also experience cultural competency/sensitivity training. In addition, staff of color on campus also need anonymous reporting for what they experience. Thank you for your courage! I support you and will continue to pray for this special place.