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Message from the President: Hate Incident in the Library

Email sent to campus on October 22, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Last night, the library was defaced with homophobic and politically partisan vandalism. Although the markings are being erased, it is important to state, unequivocally, that the propagation of hate will not be tolerated at our university.

Central Washington University has zero-tolerance for any act of hate or aggression against any member of our LGBTQIA+ community or any other member of our community. We are an inclusive and accepting university that is strongly committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all of our students. We will not tolerate any types of actions that reduce the humanity of others, make them feel unwelcome, or decrease their sense of safety and belonging. 

Our facilities crews acted immediately to remove the vandalism and our campus police are investigating this act now, but they need your help. If you have any information about who may have committed this heinous act, your information will be accepted confidentially at 509-963-2111 / President's email.

Central Washington University welcomes, celebrates, and supports all members of our community and seeks to grow--not to diminish--the diversity of identities, cultures, and communities that make CWU a rich and welcoming place of learning.


Jim Wohlpart