In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.

Studio Art Department Safety Procedures

This site is currently in development. In the meantime, please refer to the PDF versions of the safety procedures:

Sculpture Safety Procedures >

Drill Press Safety Procedures >


The goal of the Art Department is to create a safe working environment through the development of:

  • Safety instruction
  • General and area specific written procedures
  • Supervision
  • Training in the use of materials and equipment

Dissemination of safety information

The overall responsibility for safety and health rests with the supervisor. Faculty members are responsible for safety and housekeeping in their teaching areas. Where two faculty members share a facility, the supervisor shall designate areas of responsibility. Each faculty member is responsible for developing, posting, and enforcing any special safety precautions particular to his/her area arising from the nature of instruction. Each student is responsible for knowing all school and area-specific safety policies. Assistance in assuring compliance will be provided by Safety Supervisor, Eric Schmidt >