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Students at BU Calling for Campus-Wide Changes

One group of students at Binghamton University is asking the administration for change when it comes to discrimination on campus.

"Students for Change" held a town hall meeting earlier this evening, to ask the university to commit to creating a campus environment free of discrimination and racism.

Students specifically want to see strides towards eliminating discrimination of the Black/Latino community, as well as the LGBTQ community.

Students say many issues like racism, homophobia and sexism affect numerous students on campus.

Among a long list, the group is asking for the administration to enact mandatory cultural competency courses, as well as committing to hiring more staff of color.

"We feel like all of these things need to happen, and so moving forward that is going to be our ultimate goal is for everything to be met short term and long term. Because not only is it beneficial for students, but it's beneficial for faculty and staff as well," said Onyx Ramirez, a member of BU's "Students for Change."

"Students for Change" members spoke with Valerie Hampton during the forum--who is the head of the Multi-Cultural Resource Center at Binghamton University.

Both students and Hampton say that this particular meeting was much more productive and organized than the previous two.

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