The recent US presidential campaign was marked by strident and
divisive political rhetoric. We, the undersigned faculty and
staff of John Carroll University, deplore the racist, homophobic,
misogynistic, and nativist rhetoric that marked the campaign
season, and we publicly reaffirm our commitment to the respect
and openness to difference that is a hallmark of the Ignatian

We celebrate the diverse backgrounds, gifts, and interests
represented at John Carroll, and we pledge to work together to
ensure that each and every JCU student, staff, and faculty person
is welcomed at this university as an equal member in this
community of scholarship and understanding.

Furthermore, as Catholic Social Teaching and our commitment to
social justice demands, we as a community reassert our particular
commitment to stand with all who have been marginalized,
threatened, or disenfranchised as a result of this painful and
divisive election.


If you would like to be a signatory to this resolution of support write to


Posted on December 5, 2016