A group of Shippensburg University students is working to change the campus climate.
Issac Dietrich, Student Government Vice President of Internal Affairs, is leading the new initiative the “Raider Way.”
The Raider Way focuses on unity, togetherness and inclusion, according to Dietrich.
Recent events involving Shippensburg students spurred Dietrich, along with other campus community members to brainstorm a way to change the culture of SU’s campus.
“We realize that our campus culture is not one that allows all students to feel included and welcome on this campus,” Dietrich said.
Dietrich focused on the common bond all students share — the connection of being a Raider. He explained that while all Raiders may be different, it is important for the campus to come together.
“We are all Raiders and we all share that identity; this university lacks campus pride, and it can only be changed by students with the help of the administration,” he said. “This initiative acts as a movement to get everyone to unanimously tackle the problem of racism on campus.”
Dietrich sought out members of student media and other campus organizations to create a campus-wide effort, rather than just an SGA initiative.
“We want it to be everyone’s initiative,” he said.
Currently, Dietrich said the group will work to implement short-term initiatives now, while working on long-term initiatives through the 150th anniversary in 2021.
For more information about the Raider Way, email Dietrich at email@example.com.