May 16, 2009

Update: University of Arkasas Ombuds Sheds Advocacy Program

In February 2008, the Ombuds Office at the University of Arkansas established the Safe Zone Allies Program to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students. This week, the University announced that the program had been transferred to the Multicultural Center, "a department where embracing and respecting different cultures is not only a central focus, but also a strongly desired outcome for students who come in contact with the center." (UArk Daily Headlines.)

This move puts a worthy program in a more appropriate place and helps preserve the Ombuds' appearance of independence and neutrality.

Prior post: U Arkansas Ombuds Creates "Safe Zones" for LGBTQ Community.

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