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Friday Night Student Behavior

Dear Students and Colleagues:

Earlier today I was made aware of highly offensive actions by several members of our student body directed at players on the opposing team during last night’s men’s basketball game. Please be assured that we are working swiftly to gather additional details and to directly address the behavior with those involved. 

We value every member of our campus community.  Strong and inclusive communities are built on a bond of trust. When that bond is broken, we take it very seriously. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated on this campus. 

We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive community for all – one where everyone is valued and affirmed for who they are – and we will do everything possible to ensure this commitment is strengthened moving forward. Please trust that I will update the campus community as we investigate further. 

Dr. Patrick Leahy