(President Schulz sent this message via email to faculty, staff, and students November 10.)
Dear University Community,
As many of you know, we launched an independent review of our student conduct process on October 28 after community organizations and individuals raised concerns about alleged racial and ethnic bias against students in recent decisions made by the Student Conduct Boards.
As our review process moves forward, I invite you to share your comments and suggestions regarding our current conduct procedures. What works? What doesn’t work? If you could make one change to the existing processes, what would it be?
Please visit this web page to provide input and to stay current with our ongoing efforts. Your feedback will be shared with Marc Lyons, the attorney we retained to conduct a formal, independent review of our conduct processes, focusing on the concerns about racial and ethnic bias. Mr. Lyons expects to complete his report no later than early January.
As I mentioned in my statement to our Board of Regents on November 4, I am deeply committed to ensuring our students are treated equitably in every interaction with members of the University community, including faculty, staff, and other students. Please join me in the effort to create a nationally recognized best-in-class student conduct process—a process reflective of one of the top 25 public research universities in the country.