September 27, 2017
To: Members of the University Community
From: Michele Rasmussen, Dean of Students in the University
Subject: Unauthorized campus poster campaign
Date: September 27, 2017
During the last week, we have witnessed a campus poster campaign from an outside organization that targets individual University students and faculty based on their involvement with social movements. As have many universities around the country, we have seen such campaigns before. These posters appear designed to intimidate specific members of our campus community based on their individual academic pursuits and University-recognized group affiliations. While the University fully supports the expression of diverse points of view, the tactics at issue here are antithetical to our values and expectations of critical inquiry and debate. The unauthorized, defamatory posters, which violate the University’s posting policy, have been removed and we will swiftly address any further postings or related incidents if and as they occur. Moreover, I and my team at the Office of Campus and Student Life have been in contact with, and continue to offer support and guidance to, those impacted by this campaign.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.