Literature Program Statement on Recent Hate Crimes and Harassment

November 20, 2016

As you are no doubt aware, acts of bias, harassment, and intimidation have increased on college campuses and elsewhere in the wake of the recent presidential election, specifically toward women, people of color, Jews, Muslims, members of the LGBTQ community, those with disabilities, and immigrants, regardless of documented status. The Literature Program deplores and condemns all such acts, and we offer support and solidarity to any individuals or groups targeted by them.  The Literature Program’s primary mission is to teach and support our students and community in the most inclusive and respectful way.  We will stand up to all forms of sexism, racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and any forms of hatred and discrimination based on ability, class, sexual or gender identity, immigration status, or beliefs.

In the event that you or someone you know are the target of, or witness to, acts of intimidation, harassment, or violence, you can report such acts to one or more of campus offices listed below. Literature program faculty would be glad to help you in reporting these incidents.

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

F-107

609-626-3585

osrr@stockton.edu

 

Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Center

J-204

609-626-3611

wgsc@stockton.edu

 

Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity

L-214

609-652-4693

ide@stockton.edu

 

Stockton Campus Police

Chief Cynthia Parker

609-652-4390

Cynthia.Parker@stockton.edu

 

If you don’t feel comfortable reporting through official channels on campus, we encourage you to report hate speech or actions to:

 

Southern Poverty Law Center

https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate

 

Stockton’s Counseling Center is available to offer counseling services to students who need support:

J-204

609-652-4722

wellctr@stockton.edu