Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi today (Oct. 10) issued the following statement:
I am deeply troubled and disappointed that the campus community has experienced another incident that included damaged property and, even more grievously, offensive and disparaging slurs. This is conduct most unbecoming and completely against our Principles of Community. We condemn all hate crimes and will see that the responsible party or parties, once identified, are held accountable.
Each of us has a responsibility to build and maintain a culture and climate based on mutual respect and caring. No matter what religious, political or personal beliefs we hold, as members of a university community we have an obligation to treat each other with respect and dignity.
I look forward to working closely with the UC Davis Police Department as they investigate this crime.