Theater/Dance Faculty Express Support for Graduate Students

The Department of Theater and Dance faculty fully supports our graduate students in their pursuit of COLA (Cost-of-Living-Adjustment).  We are aware of the rent burden experienced by many of our graduate students.  We understand that a raise in graduate student pay scales would benefit graduate students’ well-being, research, and teaching, which would in turn benefit our undergraduate students.
As a department, we will not penalize those who chose to participate in the COLA strike. We will also not endorse any disciplinary measures directed at graduate students who participate in the strike.
We hope that graduate students continue to keep lines of communication open and come to faculty with any questions or concerns.