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Jeremy Haefner

Announcement  •

Dear DU community members,  


Yesterday, we sent an email about our commitment to free expression as well as our new interim policy on protests and demonstrations. Freedom of expression and safety can be mutually achieved, and this policy, which was developed over the last several months, strives to underline that.   

We want to express our gratitude to the DU community members who are peacefully and respectfully engaging in acts of free expression. However, we also want to continue to be quite clear: freedom of expression does not allow for discrimination and harassment. Antisemitism and other such behavior will not be tolerated. If you experience or witness acts of discrimination or harassment, please contact Equal Opportunity and Title IX (EOIX) who is responsible for receiving and responding to those reports and concerns. For any needed crisis support, including after hours, students should please reach out to the Health and Counseling Center (HCC), which is available to DU students regardless of insurance coverage. Additional information on support systems available to the community can be found on the Community Support Resources page

As we head into the weekend, we want to reiterate the University’s stance on protest involvement: only current DU students, faculty and staff are permitted to participate in overnight protests or encampments on campus. This enables us to fully support DU community voices as best we can while prioritizing a safe environment for all our students, faculty and staff.   

With this in mind, if you choose to participate, keep your DU ID with you and be prepared to show it if asked. If you become aware of a non-DU community member within the protest environment, please call campus safety at 303-871-3000
Face coverings should not be utilized except for medical and religious reasons. If asked, please remove your face covering for identification purposes. 
If you see any concerning behavior, please call campus safety at 303-871-3000
Please be respectful of others in the area and those attending events on campus this weekend.  

Finally, as a reminder, to further maintain safety and so our students can continue their normal activities, most campus buildings will remain card-access-only at least throughout the weekend. 

It is important for us to engage in challenging and important conversations and to do so in a way that is respectful and prioritizes the safety of all community members.  


Jeremy Haefner, Chancellor

Mary Clark, Provost

Todd Adams, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs