A message from Chancellor Henry Yang on Freedom of Expression
Dear Members of our Campus Community,
Over the weekend I have received many expressions of concern from
faculty, staff, and students about the importance of preserving academic
freedom. I have very much appreciated these sentiments. I also have met
with our colleagues in Student Affairs, the Police Department, and the
I am writing now to reaffirm, on behalf of UC Santa Barbara, our campus
commitment to civil discourse, freedom of expression, and non-violence.
These are core values of our academic community, and we share a common
responsibility to protect and safeguard them. Our students, faculty, and
staff must continue to work together to discuss important issues and
concerns in an environment of mutual respect, safety, and tolerance,
even in difficult times.
Thank you for helping to ensure the values of our community.
I send my best wishes for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Henry T. Yang