Council on Campus Climate to Hold Open Public Sessions Feb. 27

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Council on Campus Climate will hold two open sessions to present a preliminary draft of its recommendations and to solicit public input. The sessions, both on Feb. 27, will be held at noon in the Compton Union Building, Room 127, and at 7 p.m. in the CUB Auditorium.

President V. Lane Rawlins appointed the 30-member council last fall to address various concerns. Four subcommittees were formed to address specific areas, including violence, racism, homophobia, and the recruitment and retention of faculty of color. Council members include 20 students, five faculty and five staff.

Council chair Milton Lang says the group is close to submitting its recommendations to Rawlins. “The council has spent a lot of time meeting with different units and individuals throughout the campus. However, this has to be an inclusive process throughout, and we want to allow one more opportunity for the WSU and Pullman community to provide input.”

At the public meetings, the four subcommittee chairs will present their draft recommendations and then take public comments. Those who cannot attend the meeting can submit written comments to Lang at