Black Lives Matter

Dear Wildcats,

This is an extraordinarily challenging time for our country and the world. The horror of George Floyd’s homicide while in police custody in Minneapolis reinforced that the Black community remains vulnerable to senseless violence. Along with President Robbins and College of Science Dean Cheu, we acknowledge the anguish these events may be causing for our students, staff, faculty, alumni, and their families, and affirm the commitment of University of Arizona to advance equity and justice on our campus and in our community.

We want to assure you that the faculty and staff in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) are dedicated to providing a welcoming, inclusive, supportive and kind educational environment. We support our Black students during this difficult time and are available to provide support in whatever way students might find helpful. We are available by phone, Zoom, or email to any student in need. The SLHS department is also committed to listening, learning and growing in our anti-racism awareness, efforts, and pedagogy. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable academic culture for all, both on campus and in the profession, and we are committed to our Black students and colleagues both now and in the future. Please view our Equity and Inclusion tab to see what actions we have been taking to advance equity and inclusion in our Department.

We are hoping that all of you are safe and well.

– Your SLHS Faculty and Staff

Campus-wide resources at UArizona include:

Do not hesitate to reach out to any Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences faculty or staff for support.