Willamette University is committed to being an inclusive campus community for our students, faculty, and staff. We aim to be a place where all members feel safe and welcomed and have the space to share their deeply held beliefs, principles, and ideas, especially on challenging issues and topics. In the midst of the escalated violence in Israel and Palestine, this commitment becomes even more critical.
Willamette does not tolerate hate or discrimination in any of its activities or employment; this includes acts of bias such as antisemitism and Islamophobia. Bias incidents harm our community and its members in many ways, including creating a sense of fear, social isolation, and an inability to concentrate.
Our strength as an academic institution lies in our ability to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and included. Discrimination against any religious or cultural group not only harms the targeted community but frays the fabric of our shared humanity.
Students, staff, and faculty should report bias-related incidents via the online reporting form. Alternatively, students can direct questions to the Office of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org, and staff and faculty can contact email@example.com.
In addition, here is a reminder of the support resources available for students, faculty, and staff.
Your dedication to creating a supportive community embodies Willamette University's beloved motto "Not unto ourselves alone are we born" and is critical to our success and flourishing as individuals in a shared community. We are grateful for your commitment to inclusion.