August 16, 2012
York Technical College Faculty and Staff Commit to Dignity & Respect Campaign
ROCK HILL—At York Technical College’s beginning-of-the-year meeting on Wednesday— which brought together the college’s entire faculty and staff—a
new Dignity & Respect
Campaign was launched.
The mission of the campaign, part of a national initiative started
at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is to unify the
college under a shared belief that everyone deserves dignity and respect by encouraging
inclusion and acceptance.
"This is an exciting
opportunity for us to purposely make a conscious choice to positively
impact how we treat our students, our business partners, and each
other—everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect," said
Edwina Roseboro-Barnes, York Tech's Director of Human Resources. "We
are making a true commitment to creating an environment that is the
best place to learn and the best place to work."
During the meeting, York Tech faculty and staff were encouraged to go online to take the Dignity & Respect Pledge, which says, “I will support inclusion by treating my colleagues, our students, our business partners and the members of my community with dignity and respect. I will do my part to ensure that inclusion is
at the core of what I do every day.” In less than a full day since the invitation
when out, 80 members of the college faculty and staff have taken the
The campaign emphasizes 30 simple, yet powerful, tips toward
practicing Dignity & Respect, such as "Say 'Hello'" and "Treat
others the way they want to be treated" —
reminders of practical things that can be practiced daily to make our
lives, and the lives of those around us, richer.
To learn more about the national Dignity & Respect Campaign, visit
Technical College /
452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC 29730