Resolution on Non-Discrimination and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Programs

Resolution Number: RS91-087
January, 1991

RESOLUTION ON NON-DISCRIMINATION AND

RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (ROTC) PROGRAMS

RS91-87

At its meeting of February 5, 1991, the SFSU Academic Senate unanimously approved the following resolution on Non-Discrimination and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Programs:

WHEREAS

In May, 1990 the Academic Senate of the California State University approved a resolution (AS-1939-90/AA) condemning the discriminatory regulations of the Department of Defense that exclude homosexuals from military service and urging campus senates to consider sanctions against ROTC programs if the discriminatory regulations are not rescinded by January 1, 1991; and

WHEREAS

In subsequent correspondence the Department of Defense has made it clear that they have no intention of rescinding the discriminatory regulations; and

WHEREAS

The Academic Senate of the California State University is currently considering a second resolution (AS-1980-91/AA) asking campus senates to enact sanctions against ROTC programs; and

WHEREAS

The California State Student Association has adopted a resolution condemning the discriminatory practice of the Department of Defense and requesting sanctions against ROTC programs; and

WHEREAS

The Board of Directors of the Associated Students of SFSU has endorsed a resolution proposed by the SFSU Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual Alliance specifying sanctions which target ROTC's association with this campus; therefore be it

RESOLVED

That the SFSU Academic Senate endorses CSU Academic Senate Resolution AS-1939-90/AA and supports CSU Academic Senate Resolution AS-1980-91/AA; and be it further

RESOLVED

That this resolution be forwarded to the CSU Academic Senate.