Provost Daniel Diermeier: Message on Unauthorized Postings

December 6, 2016

To: Members of the University Community
From: Provost Daniel Diermeier
Subject: Message on Unauthorized Postings
Date: Tuesday, December 6

Yesterday posters with disturbing Nazi imagery were found and immediately removed from multiple buildings on our campus. The University is investigating these unauthorized postings, which reflect attitudes that fundamentally contradict the University’s commitment to fostering a welcoming campus for individuals of diverse backgrounds.

This is not the first time our campus has experienced such incidents from outside groups seeking publicity for their cause. In October, an outside group posted material that targeted and defamed individuals on our campus. We will continue to be vigilant against such incidents and address them when they occur, as the law and University policies permit. The University strongly supports our community members, and we stand together for a campus where people of all backgrounds can participate and contribute in an inclusive environment.