William & Mary

Statement by President Reveley

Below is a statement from President Taylor Reveley regarding a March 29 meeting with student representatives of the Black Lives Matter 2017 conference at William & Mary.

We welcome ongoing conversations about race at William & Mary.  Where we can do better, we should.  We must also be able to engage in open and meaningful dialogue.  

I very much appreciate the time and work of the students who met with me for nearly 90 minutes on Wednesday about ways to improve the racial climate at William & Mary. Many items on their list are consistent with the recommendations that came last spring from our Task Force on Race and Race Relations.  And many have already produced results or are in the planning stage.

While we have made progress, there remains much to be done.  We must do more.  Racial discrimination at William & Mary is flatly unacceptable.   We all have a role to play to ensure that our university is a place where everyone is welcome and respected and where we can and do learn from one another.