May 15 UC Davis Statement on Student Encampment

On Monday, May 13, UC Davis leaders met with students representing the encampment, known as PULP (Popular University for the Liberation of Palestine), on the Memorial Union Quad. Campus leaders expressed appreciation for the students’ efforts to keep the encampment safe and peaceful and listened to the students’ concerns about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

UC Davis leaders said the conversation was productive and that they will continue to engage with the students about issues they are raising.

As Chancellor May stated on May 6, UC Davis cannot and will not discipline students for speech protected by the First Amendment, even though he recognizes that such speech sometimes distresses or inconveniences members of the campus community. We remain committed to keeping the campus peaceful and welcoming for people of all backgrounds.

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