At least 125 people signed the petition for the major thus far.
The university president also provided an update on diversity and inclusion initiative TerrapinStrong.
School districts across the U.S. have been trying to ban books on racism, anti-Semitism, sexuality and more divisive topics.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear two affirmative action cases on Jan. 24.
Employees will also receive cost of living adjustments and merit-based raises.