CAMPUS NOTICE

 

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

ACADEMIC SENATE: SAN DIEGO DIVISION

November 23, 2011


ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF
ALL STUDENTS

Subject:    Commitment to Free Speech and Peaceful Assembly

Dear Members of our UC San Diego Community:

We share the widely expressed outrage at the violent responses to peaceful demonstrations on our sister University of California campuses. The alarming images are a stark reminder of our need for vigilance in protecting the rights of free speech and the freedom to conduct peaceful protests. Our University must guard those rights.

We fully endorse the UC Academic Council's statements relayed to President Mark Yudof and we strongly support the President's actions to thoroughly review policing policies and protocols. UC Academic Council's statements may be accessed at the following website address:

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/reports/

A healthy intellectual climate at UC San Diego relies on civil discourse and respectful behavior by all community members. Our campus is steadfast in our resolve to protect the fundamental rights of free speech and peaceful assembly.



Marye Anne Fox
Chancellor

Suresh Subramani
Executive Vice Chancellor

Joel Sobel
Academic Senate: San Diego Division
Chair