Messages from the Campus Community
"UC Students should feel responsible and connected to this issue because racism is still experienced within the UC System within an interpersonal, institutionalized, and internalized context."
President Qayoumi names Judge LaDoris H. Cordell to lead a task force that will review all the facts and propose recommendations for nurturing a safe and welcoming community.
"We have already begun providing opportunities for our students to share their feelings, beliefs, and suggestions. Working in close coordination with our students, we can and will do much more."
“Although we are disheartened by the event that took place, we encourage students to advocate for what they believe in.”
“Faculty members who work with students every day are often the best equipped to help students make sense of these events.”
“I share your desire for action that will improve the educational experience for all students.”
“From isolation to outright harassment, African American students face a wide range of issues that the university has simply refused to address proactively.”
“When I expressed outrage last Thursday at the race-based abuse and mistreatment of an African-American SJSU freshman...I did not clearly express our accountability for what he endured.”
The San Jose/Silicon Valley chapter of the NAACP holds a news conference at SJSU calling for felony charges against four students accused of race-based hate crimes.
President Qayoumi outlines how SJSU will begin to heal rifts and nurture community.
“As a CSU community, we must confront honestly and directly incidents such as the one at San Jose State.”
“Let me be clear: I am outraged and saddened by these allegations. They are utterly inconsistent with our long cherished history of tolerance, respect for diversity and personal civility.”