University of California, San Diego
September 27, 2001
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
SUBJECT: Commitment to Community
September 11, 2001 will be forever embedded in our hearts and minds as one of the most horrible and tragic events in American history. Words cannot fully express the myriad of emotions, from extreme sadness to righteous anger, that each and every one of us experienced. We grapple with trying to understand why this catastrophic event happened and how another one can be prevented. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers to these questions and there won't be for some time to come.
Now more than ever, it is important for us to renew our commitment to the UCSD Principles of Community. During these troubled times, practicing the UCSD Principles of Community will help us maintain a climate of fairness, understanding and tolerance. It is vital that the UCSD community come together and treat individuals and groups with respect and dignity irrespective of cultural, religious and political differences.
The Diversity Council would like to express our deepest sympathy to those UCSD community members who lost family and friends as a result of the September 11th tragedy.
Deborah Wingard, Ph.D.