Numerous posters found on the University of Guelph campus today were removed after being deemed disrespectful to University members, especially Muslim, Jewish and LGBTQ+ communities. Similar posters have also been reported in other Guelph locations.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Campus Community Police at Ext. 52245.
“U of G is a community committed to civility and mutual respect and, as such, will not tolerate disrespectful or hurtful actions,” said Brenda Whiteside, associate vice-president (student affairs).
The University publicly declared its commitment to being an inclusive campus earlier this year in a special resolution that was unanimously approved by Senate Feb. 6. The resolution acknowledged the University’s diverse population and stated that “every member of an inclusive campus is a valued contributor.”
“This is a community that respects the rights of all its members,” Whiteside said. “We must continue to work together to uphold our core values and beliefs around inclusivity.”