Many in our community may be aware of communications from a student group organizing an event on the Glenn Terrell Mall on the Pullman campus on or before April 16. We express our unwavering support and commitment to our WSU community members who may be adversely affected by such a symbolic action. One of our institutional core values is freedom of expression; however, we view this possible action with concern as it deviates from what it means to be a member of the Coug community. We aspire and work towards being a community where all Cougs feel a sense of belonging and can succeed in their learning, living and working.
We can support Freedom of Expression and re-commit to affirming unity and solidarity with one another by working together and applying all that we have learned and are learning to advance a community that welcomes, validates, celebrates, and embraces everyone. If you would like to avoid the event, consider taking an alternative path through campus and check out a range of other university events and educational programming below.
Let’s remind ourselves that WSU stands against bigotry and hatred, even as we hold freedom of expression as a core value.