A particular alum at USD has expressed outrage that USD is hosting LGBT friendly events on campus. In accordance with California law and continuing to foster an inclusive community, USD administration has approved these events. You can read more about the events and why here. Note: some of the comments in this article are hateful.
Unfortunately, some USD alum have retaliated in poor form, by threatening to stop donating, calling the President’s office, and sending emails.
Many of us are alums who have worked together at USD to ensure that our alma mater was an inclusive community. Our jobs didn’t end as students. As alums, we have the responsibility to ensure USD remains a place for everyone.
Here are some ways you can help:
1) Send an email and thank them. In your communication tell President Lyons and the USD administration that (A) you are alum. (B) That you appreciate what they are trying to do to make USD an inclusive place for every member of the USD community. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy aUSD4everyone@gmail.com
2) Make a call with the same message! You can call at (619)-260-4520. Remember to tell them (A) you are alum. (B) That you appreciate what they are trying to do to make USD an inclusive place for every member of the USD community.
3) Consider making a donation to USD by clicking here– even if just for $5 dollars. It will ask you “What prompted you to give online?” (A) Type in the “other box” (B) Type the message: Keep USD a place for EVERYONE
Thank you for all you do!
The Rev. Michael Angell, former AS Director of Social Issues, Class of 2005
Rhett Buttle, current Alumni Board Member, AS President, Class of 2007
Brittany Catton, current Alumni Board Member, Class of 2006
Angela Chiarenza, USD Athlete and Coach, Class of 2005
Lauren Crawford, current President of USD Young Alumni Network, Class of 2006
Amy English, former editor of The Vista Newspaper, Class of 2008
Todd Gloria, current San Diego City Councilmember, Class of 2000
Erica Lovano, AS President, Class of 2005
Anthony Tanner Pavlovic, Current AS (student body) President, Class of 2012
Joseph Christopher Rocha, President of Pride 2010-2011
Nicholas Severson, AS Vice President, Class of 2007