Earlier this month, posters with disturbing content, sponsored by an organization unaffiliated with UCI, were seen at multiple locations on campus. The postings contained inflammatory language aimed at certain members of our faculty and student groups; they also violated UCI’s policy on posting. As such, campus personnel immediately removed the materials and reached out to the faculty and students who were singled out in this effort.
The inflammatory nature of these posters violates our Principles of Community and the Regents’ Principles Against Intolerance. Regrettably, our colleagues at Berkeley and Los Angeles experienced similar actions. We are investigating the incidents and will continue to do everything in our power to ensure a safe, welcoming and respectful environment for our campus community.
Expect Equity, Support Diversity and Practice Inclusion,
Douglas M. Haynes, PhD
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
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