Recent bias incidents directed toward the LGBT members of our campus community are a clear violation of the University’s policies and does not reflect the spirit of respect and acceptance that we have for all members of the campus community. We are encouraged that the deeply disturbing threat of these incidents has resulted in a strong showing of support by our entire campus community. The President’s Commission stands in complete support of the University’s commitment to create and foster a working and learning environment that is non-discriminatory, and that assures the fair and equitable treatment of all employees and students. Each member of our community has the right to an environment that allows for personal and professional opportunity for success, in an atmosphere of civility and safety.
The Commission stands in solidarity with our community LGBT members as we work together to promote and support an environment of inclusivity, civility, and safety for all. We also state our gratitude for the representation the LGBT community provides to the Commission through the Gay, Lesbian Faculty and Staff Association (GLFSA) and the SPECTRUMS student organization.
February 2, 2012