BSU Values - Equality for All - Page 1 of 9

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolishing slavery, President Obama averred, "We betray the efforts of the past if we fail to push back against bigotry in all its forms ... To rise above the cynicism and rise above the fear, to hold fast to our values, to see ourselves in each other, to cherish dignity and opportunity not just for our own children but for somebody else's child."

Mindful of President Obama's call, and in response to national and global statements of intolerance and bigotry and acts of violence, the Bridgewater State University community has come together to reaffirm its own values of diversity, inclusion and equality for all. Initiated by a group of caring and committed BSU faculty, the community crafted a statement recommitting ourselves to these values. The president and chairman of the Board of Trustees worked together to present the statement to the Board, and, at its meeting on December 14, 2015, the Board unanimously adopted as an official statement of the university the following:

"In response to growing and widespread incivility, bigotry, and hostility, we, the undersigned members of Bridgewater State University, reaffirm the values of our community as a welcoming, compassionate, and intellectually rigorous learning, working, and living environment. We reject all forms of bias, discrimination, xenophobia, and violence. We re-commit ourselves to actions that put into practice our individual and institutional values of diversity, inclusion, and equality for all."
  • Eugene J. Durgin Jr., Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • Frederick Clark, Jr., Esq., President
  • Jean MacCormack, Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • Susan Szachowicz EdD, ’75, Secretary, Board of Trustees
  • Davede Alexander, Trustee
  • Margaret A. Caulfield, Esq., ’00, Trustee
  • Matthew Jepson, Student Trustee
  • F. Scott Longo, '89, Trustee
  • John Walsh, Trustee
  • Diana Fox, Professor, Anthropology
  • Wing-Kai To, Professor, History
  • Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Professor, Communication Studies
  • Norma Anderson, Assistant Professor, Sociology
  • Maria Hegbloom, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
  • Ward Heilman, Professor, Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Maggie Lowe, Professor, History
  • Carolyn Petrosino, Professor, Criminal Justice
  • Beatrice St. Laurent, Professor, Art
  • Karim Ismaili, Vice Provost
  • Deniz Zeynip Leuenberger, Chief of Staff to President
  • Sabrina Gentlewarrior, Vice President, Student Success and Diversity
  • Paul Jean, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
  • Brenda Molife, Vice President, University Advancement
  • Jason B. Pina, Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Barbara Feldman, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Raymond Lefebvre, Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Miguel Gomes, Jr., Vice President, Administration and Finance
  • Keri Powers, Vice President, Human Resources and Talent Management

The President, Board of Trustees and the inaugural signatories of the statement now invite members of the Bridgewater State community to join with us in affirming our values by signing the statement below.

Lynn Garcia
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 02:34 PM
BSU Alumni 1984 Communication Disorders
Parent of a BSU Junior
MichelleLaBarre
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 02:00 PM
Criminal Justice 2019
Nathan Killian
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 01:32 PM
Senior, Communications, 2018
michelle kuras
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 01:21 PM
sociology
2019
jennifer pierre
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 01:21 PM
early education
Israel Cavanagh
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 01:19 PM
Junior, Dance Major
Isaiah
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 01:17 PM
Marketing
mike meade
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 01:15 PM
parent
Mariah Porter
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 01:13 PM
Sophomore Psych and Elementary Education
Molly McNamara
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 01:11 PM
Major: Early Childhood Edu ans Spanish
2019
Madeline McNamara
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 01:10 PM
Early Childhood Education and Spanish 2019
Meaghan Luongo
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 01:09 PM
Secondary Education/English
Jessica
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 01:08 PM
2015, Mathematics
Julia
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:46 PM
Senior 2017
Heather Picardi
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:45 PM
ELED ENGL 2018
keyana adarkwah
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:44 PM
2020
Hailey DeMello
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:42 PM
Student (Elementary Ed & English)
Samantha Johannes
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:41 PM
Student: Mathematics & Secondary Education (2019)
katie dahlen
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:39 PM
student social work 2018
colleen scott
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:31 PM
parent
laura sadek deold
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:30 PM
mom
margaret dietzel
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:30 PM
mom
Tammy Nyman
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:26 PM
parent of possible student 2018
chrissierose21@gmail.com
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:25 PM
bsu 2016
chrissy
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:21 PM
sister
Tiarra
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:21 PM
2018
Jessica Landry
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:17 PM
criminal justice 2012
lucas chisser
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 12:16 PM
geology 2021
Enny Abreu
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:55 PM
Aviation,2020
Devynn Slaughter
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:52 PM
Biology 2021
Jacobi Ware
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:49 PM
Political Science 2020
Olivia Crowley
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:48 PM
early childhood ed, 2020
Latrice Springer
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:47 PM
computer science
Ethan Kay
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:41 PM
English Major History Minor
2018
kaitlyn Shaw
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:41 PM
health science major 2020
Conor Pound
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:40 PM
History and Secondary Ed. 2020
Christopher Son
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:39 PM
Communication 2020
Wulan Zschocke
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:35 PM
Social Work major Class of 2017
brian kretschmar
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:35 PM
PE 2019
Stephanie Garcia
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:32 PM
Elementary Education Class of 2019
Michaella Patterson
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:30 PM
Senior majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in Culture.
Patrick Brady
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:28 PM
Biology, 2021
Andrew Disher
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:28 PM
Student, Mathematics Major, 2021
Adobi Ochijeh
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:25 PM
Health studies/ biology 2018
Liz Donahue
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:19 PM
Early Edu and care
Farida Mass
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:18 PM
Health Studies Major
Bio Minor
Sarah Days-Merrill
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:17 PM
Mathematics 2019
Riley McGrath
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:14 PM
Psychology major- 2020
Brendan Mendes
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:14 PM
Computer Science and Mathematics Sophomore
Ben Godwin
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:13 PM
Econ 2020
Rebecca Boyajian
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:11 PM
Student
Emily Gogan
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:09 PM
Eled/ Sped and English
Billy Brunstrom
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:08 PM
Voice of the Bears
Samara Pires
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:07 PM
Sociology Junior 2018
Keyana Adarkwah
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:06 PM
Psychology 2020
Kellie Delaney
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:06 PM
English 2019
lauren kern
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:02 PM
Dance Major, Sister of Alpha Sigma Tau, CPDC volunteer
Keyana Adarkwah
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:00 PM
Psychology 2020
Rose Yelinalch
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 02:00 PM
criminal justice, 2020
LIanne
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:59 PM
History and Education, Senior
Ana McWIlliams
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:56 PM
Business Management, sophmore
Dominic Precopio
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:55 PM
Business Management, 2019
Julia Crugnale
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:54 PM
ELED 2020
Liana Crugnale
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:53 PM
Senior, early childhood education and psychology
Michelle LaSala
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:53 PM
Senior, Early Childhood Education & Psychology, Graduating in May 2018
Emily Carroll
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:52 PM
History/Secondary Ed Senior
Khyleigh Lobo
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:51 PM
criminal justice and psychology 2020
Augusta Murphy
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:50 PM
Senior History Major
Hillary Scott
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:50 PM
History 2018
Luke
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:49 PM
Senior, History Major, and Anthro Minor
Joanna Richards
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:49 PM
Student- Anthropology, 2018
Samantha Boni
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:48 PM
Political Science, 2018
Christa Rodriguez
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:48 PM
Dance, Sophomore
Megan kistner
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:48 PM
Student - physical education 2020
Steph Orlandi
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:48 PM
CJ Major
Ranita
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:47 PM
Elementary Education/ Special Education 2020
Helena Soares
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:47 PM
Social work 2021
Cameron Carnese
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:47 PM
Social Work 2020
Morgan MArchand
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:45 PM
Communications, 2019
Brittany Wong
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:45 PM
Management, 2019
Daniel zajac
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:44 PM
English/Secondary Ed 2019
Derek Cochran
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:44 PM
Communications Film and Media 2021
Keenan Quinama
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:43 PM
Student, Psychology 2020
David Nardelli
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:42 PM
Political Science
Sociology 2018
Tiffany Harriott
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:41 PM
Student Sociology 2019
Kelly McDonald
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:40 PM
Student/Communications/2019
Kelly McGahan
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:40 PM
Student, 2019 Elementary Education
Rotch
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:39 PM
Junior
Kokou Amezian
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:39 PM
Chemistry, 2021
Kara Marx
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:38 PM
Elementary Education and English Major DOG: 2019
Hunter Duarte
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:37 PM
student, business, 2021
Jen Schoonover
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:37 PM
visiting lecturer
Meagan Pastore
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:36 PM
Comm 2020
Hannah Johnson
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:36 PM
Undecided 2021
justin donahue
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:35 PM
PE and 2020
Kaylen Kozlowski
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:35 PM
Elementary Education 2021
Julia Biagiotti
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:34 PM
student, early childhood education, 2021
Kettya Aristide
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:33 PM
undecided 2021
Kyriah Adams
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:32 PM
Education 2021
Clifton Robinson
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:32 PM
Computer Science and Math, 2018

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