Message from President Roberts: Response to Defacing of Posters

Dear Colleague,

On Thursday, October 18, a student discovered a Project Pride National Coming Out Day poster torn into pieces on the floor of the PUB elevator. A report was submitted via the Community Standard email account, which activated the College’s Community Standard response protocol.

It is important that the College be able to track any incidents of bias, harassment, or vandalizing of college property (including posters), so that an appropriate investigation and response can be made, and any trends can be identified:

  • If you are concerned for anyone’s physical safety, call Safety & Security (206-546-4633), or 911 if it’s an emergency.
  • If you witness or are made aware of any actions that go against our Community Standard, report it to the Community Standard email account to initiate an investigation and response.

If you know of anyone, especially among students, who was affected by the incident on Thursday and may still be in need of support, please refer them to the Counseling Center (206-546-4594, FOSS Building 5000). And if you are personally feeling distressed and in need of any support, please make sure to access our Employee Assistance Program (877-313-4455).

We have a powerful Community Standard Statement:

“Shoreline Community College is a place for students, employees, and the community to pursue excellence in education in an environment dedicated to equity, inclusiveness, and self-reflection. We value respectful, dynamic interactions and lively discussion. We strive to create an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Shoreline Community College does not tolerate hateful, violent, or discriminatory actions that target any person or group based on their beliefs, customs, identity, or affiliations. When one of us is diminished, all of us are diminished.”

The more we understand what’s happening on campus the better we can respond with a collective action and ensure Shoreline is a respectful, welcoming place for all.

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.

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