October 28, 2010
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
Halloween can be a festive time yet it also poses avoidable risks. The very act of donning a costume can reduce inhibitions and lead to high risk drinking or sexually risky behavior. This Halloween weekend we encourage all UC San Diego students to make sound decisions and to look out for one another's personal safety and wellbeing.
We also encourage students to think carefully about the costumes they choose to wear and the parties they choose to attend.
We have learned from previous experience that racially stereotyped costumes and themed parties can be harmful to our campus community. At any time a decision to mock others shows a lack of respect, intolerance, and overall poor judgment. In addition, because of the ubiquitous nature of technology, a poor decision made today can live on indefinitely on the internet.
At UC San Diego we expect all members of our community to use good judgment and look out for the wellbeing and safety of fellow students.
Thank you for attention to this important campus community reminder.