The Stanford Board of Trustees held a closed-door meeting this past Monday to discuss the now nearly 10-month old decision to discontinue 11 varsity sports programs. In response--and working with less than 24 hours notice--36 Sports Strong (36 SS) helped organize and execute a successful #ReinstateThe11 rally with hundreds of people in attendance. The San Francisco Chronicle covered the event with local news stations providing video reports (below).
Since the meeting, we've received numerous inquiries about the outcome. Unfortunately, Stanford hasn't provided any information about the discussion around whether or not to reinstate sports. The university's official statement indicated that, "The final decision will be rendered by the president and provost in the coming weeks." Frankly, we believe this timeline is unacceptable, which is why we feel it is more important than ever to let Stanford know that we are waiting and watching this decision.
Please visit KeepStanfordWrestling.com and click “Send Email” on the right-hand side of the page. This will auto-populate an updated email template to the Stanford University leadership. Please complete this task even if you have sent emails to this group previously. If you haven’t already, please also sign the 36 SS petition here. While the entire process should take less than five minutes, it will be extremely helpful to the reinstatement effort.
How You Can Help
This is our opportunity to preserve the legacy of Stanford Wrestling for future generations. With that in mind, please take as many of the following actions as you are able:
Email (big, red button) the Stanford Board of Trustees from the updated KSW.com.