Hate Speech Statement

We are deeply distraught that the results of this election have emboldened many on our campus and around the country to engage in hate speech. The hate speech we have seen in the past few days, including threats of physical harm, challenges the values our community holds: safety and inclusivity among them. We will not stand by nor tolerate racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, Islamophobia, or xenophobia on this campus.

In moving forward, we are looking at better ways to report and communicate instances of hate speech on campus--that could mean bringing back the Campus Climate Report. Beyond speech, many members of our community fear for their physical safety and immigration status in addition to the safety and status of those they love. Thus far, we have called for Wesleyan to become a Sanctuary Campus, and are eager undertake further supportive actions.

If you have ideas for how the Administration could respond to protect the needs of our student body, please let us know. We will continue to advocate for our community in this time of hurt and uncertainty.