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Core Values: Equality

“Guilford College has a lot of room for improvement on (equality).  The College’s leadership is still mostly white men. While most of them seem to do their jobs well, the lack of diversity among the highest-paid people at the College is one of many ways that the College as an institution suffers from the problem of racial and gender hierarchy.  

Practices that benefit those who are already significantly better off than the rest of the College community and are not available to everyone else should, as a matter of principle, be ruled out at any institution which claims equality as a core value.”

Maria Rosales, associate professor of political science

 “I don’t think there is equality in how staff and faculty are treated and perceived versus how senior administrators are treated and perceived. Everyone is vital to the educational mission of the College, and we should all be treated as such. For example, the 2014–2015 ‘worse case’ scenario budgeted raise pool for all faculty and staff is $235,000. This is close to, if not less than, what our Vice President of Advancement makes in just one year.  In other words, barely cost-of-living raises for 200 plus employees after a three-year salary freeze equals one vice president’s annual salary.  Clearly then, we have not all borne the brunt of harsh economic times equally.”

 Diya Abdo, associate professor of English

 “I believe we do a pretty good job with equality. We call teachers by their first name and it makes the dynamic of the class more equal. We get students’ input on important issues. No certain group of student is favored in the classroom such as athletes or any other type of student.” 

Michael MacVane, senior

 “Equality is something that we always strive for in our interactions with the student senate, administration and faculty. The CCE SGA and Student Senate collaborated in organizing the recent board of trustee’s Town Hall meeting but that event was also something that the board sought to engage in as well. In the future, communication between all organizations is a concept we would like to continue and thereby enhance the concept of equality between each group.”

Sarah Dreier-Kasik, CCE SGA president, senior

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