Department of History Statement of Commitment
In recent days, a number of events have threatened the values that are the foundation of any university and democratic society, values such as religious freedom, the freedom to express one’s political ideas without being threatened with violence by those who disagree, and the freedom to be a member of the university community without having to fear harassment on account of one’s religious beliefs or other aspects of one’s identity. We, in the Department of History, are utterly committed to defending these values. We stand against gender, sexual, and racial violence, intimidation, and religious discrimination. We stand against the targeting of Muslims and the criminalization of undocumented peoples. We stand for the inclusion, protection, and overall well-being of all members of our community, especially those most vulnerable. Our faculty and staff are here to provide assistance and support.