Irate8 to meet with UC president after giving list of 10 demands to UC
CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) - A group of black University of Cincinnati students will have a meeting with UC President Santa Ono after giving a list of demands to the university in hopes to make UC a more inclusive space for all students, according to the group.
Irate8 will meet with Ono and his cabinet Tuesday morning, according to a a group member
The Irate8's demands begin with UC immediately restricting officers Phillip Kidd and David Lindenschmidt from patrolling on or off campus and a racial awareness curriculum that is mandatory for all students, faculty, staff and police.
Both Kidd and Lindenschmidt were wearing body cameras at the time of the July 19 incident where now former UC police officer Ray Tensing fatally shot Sam DuBose. The pair of officers were put on administrative leave. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced the grand jury returned no charges against Kidd and Lindenschmidt.
"These officers were totally cooperative in the investigation and consistent in their statements," said Deters. "When the officers were specifically asked about what they saw and heard, their statements matched Tensing's body cam video."
The list continues demanding UC to allocate voting student senate seats from alleged underrepresented communities and that the university double the amount of black students on campus in three years.
Below is a list of the group's ten demands:
We demand that the University of Cincinnati immediately restrict Phillip Kidd and David Lindenschmidt from patrolling on or off of campus.
We demand that the University of Cincinnati enforces a fully funded comprehensive racial awareness curriculum that is mandatory for all students, faculty, staff, and police structured by a caucus comprised of students, community members, and administrators of diverse backgrounds to be put in place by the start of the 20172018 academic year.
We demand that the University of Cincinnati conducts holistic profiles including extensive background checks, mental evaluations, and accounts of past misbehaviors of all faculty/staff/police hired at the University of Cincinnati, starting immediately.
We demand a recurrent substantial monetary allotment to go to all offices and initiatives that directly support and impact the recruitment, retention, and matriculation of Black students on this campus, starting in the Fiscal Year 2017.
We demand that the University of Cincinnati allocate appointed voting student senate seats in Student Government from selected representatives from underrepresented communities (race, sexuality, and gender). Additionally, Student Government must report their composition each year including race, gender, sexual orientation, and other selfidentifying information for each faction.
We demand that the University of Cincinnati hire at minimum 12 senior Black faculty over the next 3 years, starting today, October 14, 2015.
We demand the University of Cincinnati doubles the amount of Black students on main campus over the next 3 years, starting today, October 14, 2015.
We demand that the University of Cincinnati builds a stand alone AACRC or renovates in order for all of 60 W. Charlton to belong to the AACRC by August 1, 2018.
We demand that there exist a SACUB funded student organization devoted to diversity initiatives and programming that promote cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence by the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.
We demand that the University of Cincinnati divest from any companies involved in the operation of private prisons and establish a Socially Responsible Investment Committee (or at least adopting a socially responsible investment policy) for all investment transactions by the start of the 20172018 Academic Year.
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