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Dear Campus Community:

To anyone who brings hate into the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community, I invite you to leave.

Overnight, many UW Oshkosh allies made us aware of images that emerged on social media depicting racist messages and hateful symbols. It appears what is captured in the images involves UW Oshkosh students.

We began investigating the matter immediately. We take it seriously. I am angry, and I am sorry for the pain these images cause. They are examples of hate and bias that defy everything we stand for as a university and inclusive community. We do not and will not tolerate it.

I will host an open forum at 1 p.m. in Reeve Memorial Union Ballrooms A and B to provide our community an opportunity to come together. We continue to consult with student, faculty and staff and other leaders throughout the university. I want our campus community and broader community to share one voice and condemn what we see in these images.

The world will hear and see our voices and our values in action.

Thank you,

Chancellor Andrew Leavitt

This email was sent by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Office of the Chancellor, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901.