As we move further into the fall semester, I want to thank you. I am truly appreciative of those who have been showing up for their fellow Buffs by following public health orders with our return to campus.
We acknowledge that the past several months have been a troubling and uncertain time. From COVID-19 to the killing of George Floyd and the solidarity marches, we want you to know that we hear you and we are with you.
To our students who are following health and safety protocols, thank you! To those who are choosing to disregard guidelines, this is a formal notice, and I want to make sure you are aware of the potential impacts to your educational experience.
This may not be how you envisioned the start of your year, but we are so excited you’re here. We have been working hard this summer to create a COVID-19-ready campus experience after leaving early last spring. Thank you for your patience, feedback and input.
Since the chancellor issued his charge earlier this summer, ODECE and its many campus partners have been collaborating on multiple fronts. I’d like to share an update on our progress to achieve the eight immediate actions for change.
The emotional turmoil and inequities laid bare during these past few weeks create an urgency for the Graduate School to address issues of access and inequality on campus and foster new pathways to graduate education for underrepresented students.