Campus activism has been on the rise nationwide for the past half-decade, and we’ve seen that increase here at Pacific over the past several years, particularly in the past week.
Students on the Forest Grove Campus have participated in several forms of activism this fall. Last week alone, students have gathered for public forums, marched across campus carrying signs, and created public artwork to express their thoughts. You can find photos from some of these recent events on the university’s Flickr page.
At all times, but especially during these periods of unrest, the university works to promote community among students, faculty and staff. The safety and wellbeing of the students and employees at Pacific continue to be a priority, and we make many resources available on campus.
College campuses have traditionally been a place of conversation and activism in transitional periods in this country, and we would like to learn from our past.
We’d love to hear your story. Were you part of any protests as a student? Did you witness protests? Did you oppose protests? Read more stories about student and alumni civic engagement here, and share your story and (respectful) thoughts in the comments below.