Dear Campus Community,
As the Land Acknowledgment Committee and the Center for Public Service have been informing, the Land Acknowledgment Dedication Ceremony, will take place today, Thursday, October 13th, at4:00-5:00pm.
This significant event, which is also the result of extensive collaborations with our Native partners, students, faculty, staff and alumni, will include the planting of the Haudenosaunee tree of peace (a white pine) and the dedication of a plaque on campus to recognize the past, present, and future of Indigenous relations to this land.
In the event of stormy weather the Dedication Event will be re-located to Mara Auditorium. If the weather clears, we will be outside, as planned, at the Old Quad/South Lawn of Penn Hall. Please see details below:
The Gettysburg College Land Acknowledgement Statement, which was officially formalized in 2021, is a first step in building collaborative relations with Indigenous peoples who consider the land on which Gettysburg College resides to be part of their homeland and traditional territories. The Land Acknowledgment Committee is grateful to many divisions on campus for co-sponsorship and support including: Generous support from the Offices of: The President, Diversity & Inclusion, The Provost, Eisenhower Institute, College Life, Religious Life, Musselman Library, Gettysburg Leadership Center, EPACC and Departments: Environmental Studies, Biology, Sociology, Peace & Justice Studies, Anthropology, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, English, Religious Studies. Student Senate and Clubs: Students for Indigenous Awareness, Gettysburg Environmental Concerns Organization and Peace and Justice.
We look forward to your presence!
Dr. Eloísa Gordon-Mora
Chief Diversity Officer