Skip to main content

The Chauvin Verdict: Justice for George Floyd, but the Work Continues

The death of George Floyd last summer brought feelings of fear, hurt, betrayal and frustration to the members our SLCC family. These emotions have been reinforced by the senseless deaths of far too many in our society. 

While we are grateful justice has prevailed in this case, there is still much work to be done. We recognize SLCC plays an important role in transforming society by fighting racism, inequity and indifference. As Utah’s most diverse college, we believe in providing a safe environment that enables every student to reach their full potential, and we will continue to do all we can to foster a culture of anti-racism, mutual respect and trust. 

The college is in a unique position to prepare students to change their communities for the better. Since last summer, SLCC, in partnership with our many diverse student groups, created a number of programs designed to address society’s problems both individually and collectively. We encourage everyone at the college to explore these programs and consider getting involved. 

Today, our thoughts are with George Floyd’s family. Going forward, we hope that everyone at SLCC will take an active role in building a better world by standing up for each other in the spirt of caring and compassion. We can accomplish real, lasting change by eliminating our divisions and indifference toward our fellow humans. Today and every day, let’s make a difference by examining and changing unjust systems and treating everyone with kindness and dignity. 

 

Popular posts from this blog

Attending an On-Campus Class? Get Tested for COVID by Jan. 22

  The year 2021 is finally here! SLCC is excited to have students back on campus this spring, and we are looking to get the semester off to a safe and healthy start. To achieve this, we are asking each student who attends at least one in-person class or lab per week to participate in COVID-19 testing by January 22 .   If this applies to you, please make an appointment to get tested at one of our on-campus testing facilities. The current testing schedule is as follows: January 5 - 7 , from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Center. Starting January 11 , testing will be available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at both the Taylorsville Redwood and South City campuses. The South City testing location is at CCM 1-110.  For students who qualify for on-campus testing, if you get tested at one of our locations by January 22, you will receive a $10 credit on your OneCard. This credit can be used at your convenience at any campus locat

College Celebrates New Student Center at Jordan Campus

The sun was out, and spirits were high as Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) celebrated the new Tim and Brenda Huval Student Center at the Jordan Campus in West Jordan.   A group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners cheered as members of the Huval family and SLCC student leaders joined SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin and 2020-21 SLCC Student Association President Emily Hernandez Alzamora in cutting the ceremonial ribbon of blue and yellow stethoscopes, officially opening the doors to the new Huval Student Center. “This is what happens when you listen to students,” Huftalin said. “Today I’m thrilled that their vision is fulfilled.” More than a decade ago, SLCC student leaders identified a need for a place at the Jordan Campus where students could gather, study and collaborate. That need became a student-funded project resulting in the new 41,000-square-foot center that provides student support services and promotes a sense of community among students, especially

COVID-19 Testing for Students at SLCC

The following email sent to all current SLCC students was updated Dec. 4, 2020.  Dear SLCC Students,   I am asking for your help. It’s no secret that Utah is in crisis due to the massive, recent surge in COVID-19 cases. This surge is creating a dire situation for our hospitals where their ability to provide emergency treatment or intensive care is becoming severely limited.    As a student at Salt Lake Community College, you have an extraordinary opportunity to help reverse this troubling trend and have a real and positive impact on the health of all Utahns. Since many of you are already coming to campus, and so many in your age group are asymptomatic, SLCC is joining other Utah colleges and universities to test all college students attending in-person classes this fall. Here’s how it will work: Students who are 18 or older and who attend at least one in-person class this semester are being offered tests, which should be done every 14 days.  Testing will take place at the Taylorsville