University of Colorado Chancellor Phillip P. DiStefano speaks at the Chancellor's Town Hall meeting in CU's Old Main building on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Nate Bruzdzinski/CU Independent File)

Annual campus Spring Town Hall will be held this Thursday

Contact CU Independent News Staff Writer Jake Mauff at jacob.mauff@colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado has announced its annual Spring Town Hall, which will take place at 8 a.m. this Thursday in the UMC Ballroom.

This event will discuss what can be done to improve the campus climate in wake of the social climate survey results that were released this year. Among the results of the survey was the fact that only 38 percent of African-American undergraduates reported feeling welcome on the university campus.

Earlier this school year, CU held its annual Diversity Summit. A second summit was held early this spring semester, which took on a new light due to the survey results.

In addition, two social dynamics panels were announced in early March, intended to host discussions on issues facing students and possible solutions to fix them. The first took place on March 9 and the second is upcoming on April 15.

Chancellor Philip DiStefano is scheduled to lead the town hall with the help of student leaders Joseph Soto and John Lurquin. Distefano is urging the campus community to attend the talk and let their voices be heard. He is hoping to shift the culture of the college.

There will also be a buffet breakfast before the event at 7:30 a.m.

About Jake Mauff

Jake Mauff is a managing editor and staff writer for the CU Independent. He enjoys biking, hiking and running in what little free time that he has, and has interviewed a variety of interesting people including a presidential candidate. You can follow him on Twitter at @jake_mauff.

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