Holy Cross has once again been designated as a No Place for Hate school for 2020-2021 with a firm commitment to celebrating diversity, promoting respect for differences, and challenging bias and bullying at all levels. No Place for Hate is an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League that works with schools to challenge anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry in all forms.
After registering in the fall to become a No Place for Hate school, Holy Cross formed a coalition of students and faculty members, coordinated by faculty member Anna Dettbarn, to develop the initiative for the school year. During a special all-school advisory all members of the school community signed a pledge to take a stand against any form of bullying or discrimination and to work to build a community of respect and understanding. As part of the annual Kindness in Action week in January, the No Place for Hate committee organized an advisory activity focused on change-makers who have worked within their community to work against bias, discrimination and injustice. The committee also coordinated a Kindness Rocks activity on campus for all students over several weeks. Additional advisory activities engaged students and faculty in discussions about white privilege, discrimination against Muslim and Asian communities, and building a community of respect for the LGBTQ+ community.
Through No Place for Hate, Holy Cross is committed to creating a community of inclusivity, respect and equity.