Messages from the Campus Community

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April 18, 2014

President’s Update: Task Force Recommendations

The Special Task Force on Racial Discrimination offers more than 50 suggestions.


February 10, 2014

President’s Update: Fact Finder’s Report

A special task force will study the findings and offer recommendations to the president

January 12, 2014

University of California Student Association

"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."

December 5, 2013

President’s Update: An Independent Review of the Facts

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.

The Vice President for Student Affairs Encourages His Division

"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."

December 3, 2013

Associated Students President Comments on Hate Crimes

“Although we are disheartened by the event that took place, we encourage students to advocate for what they believe in.”

December 2, 2013

The Provost Provides Guidance to Faculty Members

“Faculty members who work with students every day are often the best equipped to help students make sense of these events.”

November 27, 2013

President Responds to African American Student Organization Leaders

“I share your desire for action that will improve the educational experience for all students.”

Student Leaders Demand Change for Students of Color

“From isolation to outright harassment, African American students face a wide range of issues that the university has simply refused to address proactively.”

November 26, 2013

President's Update: Holding Ourselves Accountable

“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.”

November 23, 2013

NAACP Calls for Felony Charges

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.

November 22, 2013

President's Update: Listening, Learning

President Qayoumi outlines how SJSU will begin to heal rifts and nurture community.

CSU Chancellor Tim White Comments on Hate Crimes

“As a CSU community, we must confront honestly and directly incidents such as the one at San Jose State.” 

November 21, 2013

President's Update: Racial Intolerance

“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.”