The president of the University of California system, Janet Napolitano, and various chancellors sent out a message to all UC faculty and staff yesterday affirming the “diverse and welcoming” nature of their campuses — due to the “understandable consternation and uncertainty” of many in the community following the election of Donald Trump.
In light of yesterday’s election results, we know there is understandable consternation and uncertainty among members of the University of California community.The University of California is proud of being a diverse and welcoming place for students, faculty, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Diversity is central to our mission. We remain absolutely committed to supporting all members of our community and adhering to UC’s Principles Against Intolerance. As the Principles make clear, the University “strives to foster an environment in which all are included” and “all are given an equal opportunity to learn and explore.” The University of California will continue to pursue and protect these principles now and in the future, and urges our students, faculty, staff, and all others associated with the University to do so as well.