Save Humanities Out There
Humanities Out There (H.O.T) is an outreach program that brings students and teachers from Orange High School together in a collective educational enterprise with undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff from the University of California, Irvine. Because of the recent budget cuts to the University of California, there are plans to permanently terminate the program this year. The purpose of this petition is to inform the Dean of Humanities at UC Irvine, and all other relevant parties, that there is overwhelming support to keep H.O.T. in existence. Humanities Out There has two goals. Firstly, the program hopes to increase diversity in higher education by providing educational support and encouragement to low-income, culturally diverse, and underserved students at Orange County High Schools. Secondly, H.O.T. aims to promote the general literacy of pre-collegiate students by incorporating an effective and structured education in the humanities. If you are an advocate of diversity in the university and if you value a strong education in the humanities, then please sign this petition.