|President Michael Ortiz|
Many of you are aware of the recent developments at Chico State and Claremont McKenna College involving vandalism and hate crimes. Yesterday (March 11), the Claremont Colleges elected to cancel all classes.
This is very saddening, not only for these universities, but for everyone who is committed to building a world free of hatred. Cal Poly Pomona enjoys one of the most diverse and accepting university environments, but these events remind us that we must continue to make a conscious effort to eliminate ignorance and embrace diversity.
Cal Poly Pomona has a very strict and direct policy on threats or acts of violence against members of the campus community. The policy states that ?civility, understanding and mutual respect are intrinsic to excellence in teaching, learning and maintaining a productive work environment. The university is also committed to providing a safe and healthy campus culture, which serves the needs of its many constituencies.?
I invite you to take a few moments to review the Zero Tolerance Policy on Campus Violence, click here.
Cal Poly Pomona must continue to ensure that the lessons we teach our students go beyond the classroom, preparing future generations to work and live in our global community. Thank you for all of your contributions.