News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael McAllister
(803) 327-8032

August 16, 2012

York Technical College Faculty and Staff Commit to Dignity & Respect Campaign

ROCK HILLAt 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 pledge.

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


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