University of California, San Diego
March 19, 2003
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
SUBJECT: Special Advisory Committee on War Related Matters
As the possibility of war intensifies and the concerns of our nation, state, and campus focus on the welfare of fellow human beings, we must unite in our efforts to uphold our mission as a university and strengthen our sense of community.
We should expect that members of our campus community will articulate strong and often conflicting views about an impending war. As in the past, we should encourage such freedom of expression while continuing to embrace our Principles of Community. These principles promote open expression within the bounds of courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.
We also need to keep our campus community informed from both global and local perspectives. This will require timely updates about current events and adequate resources and assistance to ensure everyone's safety and emotional well-being.
Therefore, I have formed a Special Advisory Committee on War Related Matters to advise me on implications that global conflict may have for the UCSD campus. Such matters include educational programs, communication strategies, management of campus events, security, privacy, health and well-being of our community, and the protection of free speech and academic freedom.
Members of the committee are:
Linda M. Williams, Assistant Chancellor (Co-Chair)
I ask each of you to join me and our colleagues on this committee in ensuring the best possible working and learning environment for all members of our campus community during these difficult and challenging times.