CAMPUS NOTICE

 

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR - STUDENT AFFAIRS


February 16, 2010

ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD

SUBJECT:    Condemnation of Off-Campus Party and Affirmation of Principles of Community

We were distressed to learn that over the weekend an offensively themed student party, mocking the commemoration of Black History Month, took place off campus. We strongly condemn this event and the blatant disregard of our campus values. Although the party was not a UC San Diego student-organization sponsored event, participants did include UC San Diego students and that causes us great concern.

As stated in our Principles of Community,
http://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/policies/POC/principles-of-community.html,
we reject acts of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and political beliefs, and, we will confront and appropriately respond to such acts. We reaffirm our Principles of Community
http://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/policies/POC/principles-of-community.html
and encourage the campus to join us in our affirmation.

In addition, we invite students, staff and faculty to participate in a teach-in from noon to 2 p.m. on February 24 in the Price Center East Ballroom to explore how such incidents continue to occur today and to discuss the importance of mutual respect and civility on our campus.

Marye Anne Fox
Chancellor

Penny Rue
Vice Chancellor Student Affairs