Take some time this weekend to encourage others and to advocate for positive change at Cedarville University!
1. ENCOURAGE A CU MENTOR: let someone from the Cedarville community who has impacted your life know how much you appreciate them.
- We are not out to destroy Cedarville. Bitterness must not win the day, and we must build up that which is good at CU as we seek to address that which is bad.
- There are many godly women and men here who have profoundly impacted lives for many years at Cedarville.
- However, many of them are afraid and discouraged by the current environment at the University. After all, if Carl Ruby can get forced out, who is safe?
- Let them know that they are not alone, they are not forgotten. Even if it’s brief, send a note of encouragement to the people at CU who have helped you become who you are today!
- EVEN IF you’ve already sent an email before, please consider sending another! Keep it short and respectful, but keep voicing your concerns!
- This is not a personal attack on the Trustees. It is the best way to let them know that many are concerned and asking for truth and change.
- The Board of Trustees has the power to change Cedarville University for better or worse. And we have reason to believe that there are several CU trustees who share our concerns on many issues, including:
- Dr. Ruby’s forced resignation,
- the dissolution of the Philosophy Major,
- the school’s identity and vision
- However, we also have reason to believe that there is a small, powerful group of trustees who have control of the Board due to their influence on the Administration.
- This means that the Board — or sections of it — may not have gotten credible information from an Administration that has recently demonstrated its aversion to transparency.
- Let them know that you care about Cedarville University (as they do), and would like to see them address these issues so that positive change can happen!