One Mizzou, many supporters
The campaign’s name may be One Mizzou, but many MU students, faculty and administrators are on board with the grassroots diversity initiative. Created by students to have an additional means of discussing diversity with each other, the goal of the campaign is to remind everyone they’re Tigers regardless of race, sexual orientation or background.
Things kick off April 7 at the Student Center on Mizzou’s campus. Those who sign the One Mizzou banner will receive T-shirts and free food from Campus Dining Services. Additionally, the campaign will cover efforts such as diversity events, online diversity training and a Summer Welcome program.
Several organizations, such as the Missouri Students Association, the Asian American Association, the Legion of Black Collegians and the Graduate Professional Council, have all pledged their support. Some faculty members have already met to discuss how to become involved, and Chancellor Brady Deaton will speak at the opening event.
UPDATE: Anticipating rain, organizers have moved the One Mizzou event inside the MU Student Center, starting at 12:45 p.m.