Renetta Tull and Gary S. May

Statement on Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

Chancellor Gary S. May and Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Renetta G. Tull issued the following statement today (June 2):


We denounce anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, and we stand on our principles that value “our individual differences and our common ground.”  

Our university’s Principles of Community remind us to “ … confront and reject all manifestations of discrimination, including those based on race, ethnicity, gender and gender expression, age, visible and non-visible disability, nationality, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, religious/non-religious, spiritual, or political beliefs, socio-economic class, status within or outside the university, or any of the other differences among people which have been excuses for misunderstanding, dissension or hatred.” This commitment to community and diversity includes standing against Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.

Our ideals guide us as we strive to foster a vibrant and inclusive community. Working toward that goal includes understanding, recognition of difference, and overall respect for one another. We are all responsible for this mission, and we thank you for reasserting your commitment to what we stand for at UC Davis.

If you are a member of our community who needs assistance, support, or to report incidents of sexual harassment, sexual violence or other forms of unlawful discrimination or harassment, please contact the UC Davis Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program.



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