Faculty Assembly Statement
Racial Climate on Campus
December 9, 2014
Whereas: Students, staff and faculty in recent days have experienced racially motivated insults and harassment in their dorms, on campus, on social media and in virtual space;
Whereas: Vice-President for Student Affairs Virginia Ambler wrote to all students on December 6 calling for an end to “incivility” on campus;
Therefore, be it resolved, That the Faculty Assembly issue a statement of solidarity with faculty, staff and students of color on the William & Mary campus as follows:
The Faculty Assembly of the College of William and Mary is deeply concerned about incidents of racially motivated insults and harassment in dorms, on campus, on social media and in virtual space in recent days. We are all damaged by hostility towards any members of our community. We stand in solidarity with faculty, staff and students of color in expressing our outrage at these events. We call on the senior administration to respond swiftly and effectively in addressing these issues and promoting a safe and welcoming environment for all members of our community.