Claiming to be committed to diversity, UT university’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion posted an online advisory for the upcoming holiday celebrations, including Christmas. Though the university doesn’t have an official policy currently in place, they offered ‘suggestions‘ regarding religious/cultural décor and celebrations. See below:
The university does not have an official policy regarding religious and cultural décor and celebration in the workplace. However, we are fully committed to a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive environment.
In addition to consulting our cultural and religious holidays calendar when selecting a date for your event, we encourage you to implement the following best practices for inclusive holiday celebrations.
- Holiday parties and celebrations should celebrate and build upon workplace relationships and team morale with no emphasis on religion or culture. Ensure your holiday party is not a Christmas party in disguise.
Based on the fact that…
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