Goizueta Community –
We recently received word about and wanted to bring your attention to an incident that occurred over the weekend at the Emory Autism Center (EAC). A senseless act of vandalism including graffiti with racial slurs and swastikas, and damage to physical property was discovered as staff returned to the office.
These acts of racism and anti-Semitism are painful for all of us at Goizueta and in the Emory community. Our priority remains the well-being and safety of our faculty, staff, and students, upholding our values and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The EAC is working closely with the Emory University Police Department (EUPD) to investigate this incident. Every effort will be made to identify and hold accountable those responsible for these egregious acts.
We are mindful of the concern and anxiety this may cause and want to ensure that you are aware of the resources and support available to you:
- Emory’s Campus Life offers a variety of services and programs to provide support and care for students and community members, including Belonging and Community Justice, Counseling and Psychological Services, Residential Life and other areas.
- FSAP offers individual and group support for faculty and staff members. Contact 404-727-9355 or visit www.fsap.emory.edu. You can also send an email for assistance to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) is a multifaith resource center that supports all faculty, staff and students around spirituality, ethics and cultures and can offer pastoral and community support. Contact 404-727-6226, email@example.com, or visit www.religiouslife.emory.edu.
- The Emory University Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) fosters an inclusive community that promotes a positive educational environment, fairness and access, and supports compliance efforts as they relate to equal opportunities and affirmative action laws and regulations. Contact 404-727-9867 or visit https://equityandinclusion.emory.edu to learn about the department’s office locations and staff directory.
As we move forward in the days and weeks ahead, it is important that we continue to support and provide strength to one another. Our goal will remain to provide an environment focused on maintaining an inclusive learning community where everyone’s identity is valued and celebrated.
Interim John H. Harland Dean
Goizueta Advisory Board Term Professor