A letter to the Lewis & Clark Community from Anna Gonzalez
November 17, 2015
Dear Lewis & Clark Community,
As you may be aware, this afternoon there were multiple racist posts made on Yik Yak. The Bias Assessment Response Team is actively working on this highly troubling incident. The Portland Police have been informed.
We are working closely with the Black Student Union and thank those students for their leadership during these troubling times. We are working to ensure safety and to provide paths for support for all community members.
Hate has no place at Lewis & Clark. We must work together to ensure an inclusive experience for all members of our community and maintain a campus where all are free to learn in a safe and welcoming environment.
Anyone with additional information about the Yik Yak postings, or with concerns about their personal well-being, should contact Campus Safety at 503-768-7855. Students may also contact their area director, the counseling center (503-265-7804), or the Dean of Students (503-768-7110) for additional support.
President Glassner is in Washington, D.C., on college business but has been in close communication with me about this troubling incident and sends his support to and concern for our students and community.
Anna Gonzalez, Dean of Students