Seattle Pacific University Faculty Vote “No Confidence” in SPU Trustees

Seattle Pacific University faculty have voted “no confidence” in the SPU Board of Trustees after it announced it would keep a hiring policy that they say is discriminatory based on sexual orientation, The Ridgefield Press reported.

Seattle Pacific University E1619114315904“The Board’s decision to maintain SPU’s discriminatory hiring policy related to human sexuality, as well as its manner of delivering that decision, have regrettably compelled the faculty of SPU to pass a vote of no confidence in the SPU Board of Trustees,” the school’s Faculty Senate wrote in a Monday statement.

The Faculty Senate got responses from approximately 90% of faculty – 72% in favor and 22% against.