This morning, Interim Vice Chancellor Tyvi Small, Vice Chancellor Vince Carilli, and Dean Shea Kidd-Houze joined me in meeting with a group of student leaders and faculty advisors from Hillel. Our first concern is one of care for people who are hurting in our campus community. We also discussed what specific actions we can take as a community to hold ourselves and each other accountable. To that end, the Division of Student Life will convene a work group of student representatives in the next week. The outcome of the work group will be specific actions related to community accountability at the Rock and other areas of campus.
Provost David Manderscheid also sent resources to faculty to support them in shaping difficult dialogue around issues of racism and anti-Semitism should they need that in their classrooms.
Vol is a verb. We will respond to hate with actions that show who we are as Volunteers as we work to create a place where everyone matters and belongs.