November 6, 2018
Dear IUPUI community,
I am writing to reiterate IUPUI's commitment to create a safe and welcoming campus for all.
Among our core values at IUPUI is our commitment to provide opportunities both in and out of traditional classrooms for the free expression and exchange of ideas, including those we may not condone. However, that free expression does not include disruptive behavior, intimidation, harassment, or other harmful or threatening actions based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Whether in a classroom or out, open dialogue remains central to academic freedom and our educational mission, but such dialogue must rest on a foundation of mutual respect and civility.
The university abhors all forms of racism, bigotry and discrimination, including antisemitism as well as other forms of discrimination based on religious beliefs or political views. We must collectively work to ensure that every member of IUPUI’s faculty, staff and student body feels safe and supported.
Nasser H. Paydar