Members of the University Community-
On Tuesday, anti-Muslim posters appeared in the areas near the first-year residence halls. Religious liberty is a key element of our heritage as Americans, and a fundamental value in Virginia. At UVA, we welcome students of all backgrounds and beliefs because diversity benefits all of us and enriches life at our University. Efforts to stir up religious hatred and discrimination have no place here. I want to make clear that I explicitly denounce such efforts to create division within our University community and to make particular members of our community feel excluded or marginalized. The safety of our community is paramount, and we take all such incidents seriously.
Teresa A. Sullivan