March 6: SU COVID-19 Diversity and Civility Statement
Friday March 6, 2020
Avoid making assumptions about individuals who you believe may or may not have come into contact with someone who is carrying the virus. In some cases, public reactions to the virus have been sensationalized, and there have been individuals at institutions of higher education who reported encountering discrimination and harassment due to biased assumptions and overreactions. We treasure our international community members, students of color and everyone who may be affected by this situation. We remind all members of our community to embody SU’s core values of diversity and civility by providing understanding and support during this evolving situation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also has issued guidance on stigma and resilience related to COVID-19.