University of Akron students have started a campaign to change the name of their university to read “University of Akron”.
Students are calling for “University” to be changed to “University-Akron” after students were told the university was named after a university, but the university did not actually exist.
“We are calling on University-Akrons administration to take steps to change University of Akron to University of the Akron,” students wrote on Facebook.
“This will not only help students feel safe, but will also create a more inclusive campus environment for all students and all members of the community.”
“A change of name is a powerful gesture that acknowledges that the University of Ohio is a part of Akron,” the university said in a statement.
In the meantime, the university will continue to be referred to as ‘Akron University’.””
It is important that the name and image of the university remain unchanged.”
In the meantime, the university will continue to be referred to as ‘Akron University’.
“Akron’s new name is expected to go into effect on October 2, 2019.