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The Plan for Fall 2020
WSU Together:

Maintaining an inclusive community

  • February 10, 2020

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:

Thankfully the immediate health risk from the novel coronavirus (2019‑nCoV) remains low in the United States. However, the anxiety and fear from the outbreak has caused some people to treat others with disrespect and even abuse.

In recent weeks, we’ve seen cases across the country and on one of our own campuses in which people of Asian descent have been mistreated. This behavior is not acceptable at Washington State University. At WSU, we strive to cultivate and sustain welcoming and inclusive campus communities for all students, faculty and staff, and stand against discrimination, oppression and harassment.

If you feel discriminated against due to your race, color, or national/ethnic origin, the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation is a valuable resource.

Thank you for playing your part in making our campuses warm and welcoming places to learn and grow.


Kirk Schulz

Bryan Slinker
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President