OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF DSUHC REGARDING RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE.
We have noted some positive developments over the past 24 hours at the legislature regarding the preservation of the historic and traditional name DIXIE at our University. We greatly appreciate those legislators and others who are working so hard on this very important issue. The session is not over. We encourage all to remain vigilant and engaged on this matter.
We have also noted some messaging focused on removal of university officials from their positions as a consequence of the name change events. DSUHC does not at this time support such efforts and further requests the we refrain from such rhetoric. We are hopeful that the divide created by the University on the name issue can be quickly bridged and put behind us with no further effort, overt or otherwise, by University leadership or faculty to remove or subtly replace the name. It is our hope that the University can continue on with its mission with even stronger support and collaboration from the Utah’s Dixie community.
How can you help SAVE DIXIE?
1. We now focus on getting everyone to contact the EVERY legislator in the State of Utah, ask them to VOTE AGAINST a name change for DSU.
Since every legislator will vote, we must include all members of the legislature, not just our local representatives.
a. We also ask that you contact all of your friends, family & neighbors and ask them to contact their own local legislators THROUGHOUT THE STATE to ask them to vote against a name change at Dixie State if the bill goes before the next legislative session in January 2021.
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