Statement Regarding Hateful Speech on Beta Bridge
To the University community:
On the morning of Wednesday, May 1, a display of hate and bias was discovered painted on Beta Bridge.
The individuals responsible for this derogatory message were trying to intimidate and isolate members of our University community. We reject this expression of hatred, and we stand by the University's commitment to promote an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines.
There is no place for intolerance, bigotry, or hatred in such an environment. We condemn this abhorrent act, which is disruptive to civility and community life, is not representative of our values, and will not be tolerated.
Teresa A. Sullivan
Marcus L. Martin, M.D.
Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity
Patricia M. Lampkin
Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer