Statement Regarding Professor's Tweets

We are aware of Twitter comments posted by a member of our faculty.

Weber State University does not condone violence or threats of violence under any circumstance. The comments made by our faculty member are hurtful and inconsistent with the values of Weber State University and our work to create an inclusive and welcoming environment. 

We join with our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends who found these comments to be abhorrent.

We know these views make many of our students and members of our campus community feel isolated or unsupported. We will reach out to students, faculty, staff and others to provide resources. Students or community members who need support may contact WSU’s Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Adrienne Andrews 801-626-7243 or adrienneandrews@weber.edu

The university honors the First Amendment Rights of free speech, free press and peaceable assembly. We strongly urge all members of the campus community to proclaim and practice those rights to help restore calm and allow all voices to be safely heard during this time of national discord. 

Weber State is taking the matter very seriously and will investigate to determine what other measures may be appropriate to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of our campus community. This matter in its complete context will be reviewed further by the university to make sure all perspectives are equally and fairly represented.

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Weber State University
weberstateuniversity@weber.edu

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