Statement from the College of Visual and Performing Arts

We are saddened and outraged by the recent racist and anti-Semitic incidents on the Syracuse University campus. We reaffirm the college’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we will not tolerate behavior or language that degrades any member of our community.

Our college remains focused on providing a safe and supportive learning environment for our students, faculty, and staff. We understand that students may feel anxious and afraid or have questions and concerns, so we have created opportunities for dialogue and reflection. We are optimistic that through meaningful conversation, shared goals, and positive action, our college and the University will become even stronger. We proudly stand behind our students, who are the foundation of our belief that art, design, performance, and commentary can affect change.