To the students at the University of Nevada

Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

 

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To the students at the University of Nevada

As a leading University aimed to better our society and foster a safe environment for students, we are saddened to hear that vandalism, expressing anti-Semitic hatred, has taken place at our own Wolf Pack Tower. Our greatest wish, as the leadership of the Residential Hall Association and the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, is to ensure students feel a sense of belonging on campus. This act of vandalism is a direct attack on that mission. We understand that it is our job and duty to be vigilant in confronting and speaking against hateful speech and actions.

 

Both the Residence Hall Association and Associated Students of the University of Nevada does not stand for any instances of hate crime or discrimination within our community. We stand to address this issue and provide a platform for students to express themselves and their identities. The Residence Hall Association is working with the Associated Students of the University of Nevada to plan the first Town Hall of the year which will be held in the month of October in Wolf Pack Tower. At this Town Hall, we will address various on-campus issues, including antisemitism and work together to create a strategic plan on improving our campus. Please join us at the Town Hall to learn more about how you can be a part of bettering our community. The Residence Hall Association and Associated Students of the University of Nevada hopes to help stop the acts of antisemitism on campus. We are taking active steps to encourage our community to work together and provide opportunities for students to speak, learn, and strive to resolve various issues on campus, including antisemitism.

 

If you were affected by this act and would like to share your thoughts, please contact any of the individuals listed on this document. we stand with all marginalized groups against these reprehensible actions. Our focus is to combat bigotry and bias as well as provide students a safe, accepting, and inclusive environment on campus. However, this cannot be done without your help and support.

 

Best,

 

Serena Phen, RHA President

RHA.unr.president@gmail.com

 

Anthony Martinez, ASUN President

President@asun.unr.edu

 

Nicole Flangas, ASUN Vice President

 

Noah Levrant, Hillel President

Noah5575@gmail.com

 

Hannah Alterwitz, Student Engagement Intern