At UAA, we refuse to be divided

by Michelle Saport  |   

Dear UAA Community,

It has come to the attention of university leadership that flyers with the statement "it's okay to be white" were posted in various places on the UAA campus. Further investigation revealed this is part of a movement occurring at high schools and universities nationwide designed to create racial tension and division with the express goal of eliciting media coverage.

At UAA, we refuse to be divided.

We honor diverse experiences and perspectives - including differences in ideas, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status.

To that end, university leadership will use this as an opportunity to engage our campus community in dialogue about our differences, our similarities and our shared values surrounding diversity, inclusion and respect for one another.

Members of our team are here to support you if you need someone to talk to about these flyers. I encourage you to reach out to the Dean of Students Office at (907) 786-1214 or to the Student Health and Counseling Center at (907) 786-4040.

Sincerely, Samuel B. Gingerich Interim Chancellor

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