Culverhouse One Community was formed to create a space for non-minority faculty, staff, and students within the college who want to actively support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color(BIPOC).
The purpose of this group is to demonstrate solidarity with BIPOC through non-optical allyship, i.e., self-education, communication, and action. We will be hosting virtual meetings to discuss non-optical allyship and the many ways you can take part in supporting BIPOC both inside and outside the classroom.
The mission of Culverhouse One Community is to nurture solidarity with BIPOC members of our community. We do this by identifying and eliminating structures, conditions, norms, attitudes, and beliefs that stand in the way of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Alabama and the broader community. We believe that any member of our community is best served by an environment that provides equal opportunity to all members.
Our mission is directly in line with the Culverhouse College of Business’s strategic goal to “cultivate an inclusive community,” as well as the University of Alabama’s strategic goal to “support a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.” These sentiments are similarly echoed by our academic disciplines’ professional organizations.
Our Solidarity Principles
Our solidarity principles align with the action plan laid out by the Culverhouse College of Business.
- Create mechanisms for improving the diversity of faculty, staff, and students.
- Create mentorship and support for BIPOC faculty, staff, and students.
- Create a more inclusive teaching curriculum and research culture within the college.
- Enhance efforts to engage with BIPOC communities in Alabama.
- Educate faculty, staff, and students on diversity, equity, and inclusion in business.
Kimberley Stowers, Assistant Professor of Management
Rob Morgan, Director of STEM/CREATE Paths to the MBA
Joe Calamusa, Managing Director of Sales Program