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OSU Statement Regarding Murray Hall Renaming Petition

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Murray Hall

OSU is committed to diversity and inclusion, and to respecting all peoples and backgrounds. We understand the pain that the namesake of Murray Hall creates for many members of our campus community and respect the efforts of the petition to remove Governor Murray’s name from the building.

In accordance with the Board of Regents policy for removing a name from an OSU facility, the OSU Student Government Association (SGA) submitted a resolution this spring supporting the removal of Governor Murray’s name from Murray Hall. That resolution was unanimously approved by a committee comprised of representatives from the SGA, Faculty Council, Staff Council, Alumni Association and the OSU Foundation.

The request has now been referred to the OSU Facilities Planning and Space Utilization Committee and if approved there, the recommendation will go to the University president who may determine to send the resolution to the OSU A&M Board of Regents for the final decision which will be made in due course.

MEDIA CONTACT: Monica Roberts | Director of Media Relations | 405-744-4800 | monica.roberts@okstate.edu

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