View Bill 17-18-11

Senate Bill 17-18-11

Bill ID: 17-18-11
Name: Prohibition of Symbols of Hate and Intimidation in Campus Facilities
Proposed: 09/12/2017
Sponsor: Senate Executive Committee
Proposal: In May 2017, the Athletic Council made a statement that the explicit terms “ropes and nooses” be added to the list of items banned at University of Maryland Athletic events. This is a clarification of existing policy because nooses are considered to be included within the categories of “weapons” and “intimidating actions” that are already explicitly banned.

The Athletic Council also encouraged an ongoing campus conversation to
investigate and develop strategies to foster an inclusive and welcoming
university environment.

In light of this action, the Senate Executive Committee will decide if a committee should be charged with considering whether a prohibition of symbols of hate and intimidation should extend to all campus facilities.
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Status

Status: Under Review
Under Review By: Campus Affairs Committee
Received: 09/19/2017
Decision Due By: 03/30/2018
Next Step: SEC Review
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History

Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 09/12/2017
Decision Date: 09/19/2017
Decision: The SEC voted to charge the Campus Affairs Committee with considering the issue.
Actions: The Senate Executive Committee considered the Athletic Council's determination and voted to charge a committee with considering whether a prohibition of symbols of hate and intimidation should extend to all campus facilities.
Next Step: Campus Affairs Committee Review