UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA OPENING CAMPUS DIVERSITY CENTER
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – The University of Alabama is opening an office to address cultural awareness on the campus in Tuscaloosa.
The creation of such a center was among the demands of a group that held demonstrations in November.
On Thursday, the university announced it will hold a ribbon-cutting Monday for the new Intercultural Diversity Center. It will be located in a housing area.
The vice president for student affairs, David Grady, says the center will be available to students, faculty and staff. He says the aim is to increase cultural awareness, inclusion and collaboration on campus.
A diversity center was on a list of demands made by the student group We Are Done. Members advocated for changes at Alabama amid demonstrations going on at other college campuses around the country.