When we set out to create safer space for anyone, we create safer space for everyone.
We wish to express our confidence that serious, conscientious changes in campus governance will make the College stronger and safer for everyone.
Members of the student protest group POC at IC continue their occupation of Peggy Ryan Williams Center Dec. 9. As of 6 p.m., around 30 members and supporters of POC at IC sit in the lobby and second floor of PRW.
Members of POC at IC had been coming in and out of the building throughout the day, taking shifts between classes and sleeping in over night.
POC at IC, a student group that has been protesting the racial climate on campus this semester, began an occupation of the Peggy Ryan Williams administrative building this morning.
A Facebook group for the event was created just before 9 a.m. Dec. 7. The event, titled #OccupyPRW, aims to “demand Tom Rochon’s immediate resignation and reclaim and transform PRW to a safe space for community, education, and healing for the ALANA community and and its allies.”
Verbal violence from the lips of the president indicate a lack of connection and compassion for students, faculty, and staff experiences at Ithaca College.
Ithaca College students have voted “no confidence” in President Tom Rochon, with 71.75 percent of students who voted expressing no confidence.
Rochon’s disinterest in improving the student experience has all but ensured the current climate on South Hill.