Chancellor’s Message on Hate Incident


Chancellor Gary S. May issued the following statement today (Aug. 28).

Today, four white men wearing black clothing and masks displayed a banner over the Highway 113 bicycle overpass that contained racist antisemitic statements. We recently received a report indicating that a similar incident occurred last weekend. University police have determined this to be a hate incident of concern to our campus community.  

We are sickened that anyone would invest any time in such cowardly acts of hate and intimidation. They have no place here. We encourage our community to stand against antisemitism and racism. Our Principles of Community remind us to “strive to build and maintain a culture based on mutual respect and caring.” 

White supremacy, hate and intimidation have no place here.

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The well-being of the UC Davis community remains our priority. Thank you for doing your part to foster a campus climate that is welcoming and inclusive.

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