Dear members of the Emerson community,
It has come to my attention that several individuals were distributing stickers yesterday that included anti-Chinese messaging that is inconsistent with the College’s values and will not be tolerated on our campus. The expression of free ideas cannot and should not violate these standards that are integral to creating an environment where all members of our community feel a sense of belonging. At this time in particular, when there has been a rise in anti-Asian sentiment, it is important to denounce all instances of anti-Asian bigotry and hate, and affirm our support and solidarity with the Asian and Asian-American community on campuses and around the world.
The College has received several reports on this matter, which have been referred to the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct and the College will initiate an investigation. If you have information about this matter that you would like to share, I encourage you to do so.
Staff in our Campus Life office are available to discuss this incident with members of our campus community and can be reached at 617-824-8640 (DeanofCampusLife@emerson.edu). In addition, students can find support from the Office of International Student Affairs, at 617-824-7858 (OISA@emerson.edu). Both offices are located in the Walker building, on the 4th and 10th floors, respectively.
William P. Gilligan,