To: UVM Community
I share with you a communication from Director of Athletics Jeff Schulman that was issued this afternoon. I completely and wholeheartedly agree with his thoughts on this matter. Going forward, it is my sincere hope and expectation that the behavior in Patrick Gym, and at all University events, will be grounded always in the respect and civility for which our athletic program and our University are well known.
Importantly, respect and civility are foundational hallmarks of UVM. Our spaces are educational environments. Our University community must provide a safe, respectful, and welcoming atmosphere, where active learning, free expression, and constructive dialogue are encouraged and embraced. These principles are embodied in Our Common Ground and are values we cherish.