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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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SDSU Statement on University Senate Resolution Regarding Aztec Identity

By SDSU News Team

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, San Diego State University’s Senate members held a discussion regarding the Aztec identity. The University Senate voted 52-15 (with two abstentions) to approve the following two-part resolution, which will now be forwarded to the university president for consideration:

(1) retire all human representations of the Aztec Warrior and accompanying symbols; and

(2) establish a task force to explore issues associated with the use of the Aztec moniker and an education component offered through Associated Students and Division of Student Affairs.

Any final decision regarding the resolution will be made by the president of San Diego State University.

SDSU is proud of its long-standing commitment to the shared governance process, of which the University Senate is a part. There can be no question that all viewpoints regarding SDSU’s Aztec identity have a right to be respectfully heard and carefully considered. This resolution provides an opportunity for dialogue to continue among all stakeholders in the SDSU community - including faculty, students, staff, and alumni.