The UNC Undergraduate Senate passed a concurrent resolution to stand in solidarity with and support UNC's Black community and a resolution to create the Commission on Campus Equality and Student Equity Wednesday afternoon at a special meeting.
Senate members started the meeting by observing a minute of silence for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others killed by police.
"We stand with the protesters and advocates in cities across the country," the first resolution said. "We are committed to becoming active advocates for our Black students and will work to dismantle the history of systemic racism ingrained in our University."
The unanimously passed resolution was introduced to condemn police brutality, and pledged the Undergraduate Senate's commitment "to being a body that supports Black activists, Black identity groups and most importantly, all Black students on campus."
The resolution also includes a list of resources with links for students to access, including bail funds, organizations to donate to, petitions to sign and resources for students planning on protesting.