A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

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A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GERALDINE JONES

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Posted on November 11, 2016

Portrait of President Jones

To: All students, faculty and staff
From: University President Geraldine M. Jones

The United States is known throughout the world for its free and fair elections, and I have been pleased to see our campus community actively engaged in that process during the past few months.

Many of you took the opportunity to learn about the issues and the candidates, to engage in spirited discussions, and to cast your vote on Election Day.

Some people are pleased with the outcome of Tuesday’s election; others are not. That is the way our democracy works. Now it is time to set aside our political differences and focus on all that unites us. By working together, we can make our University, and our nation, stronger and better for us all.

Our University’s core values are clear. We expect every member of our campus community to act with integrity, treat others with civility, and take responsibility for the safety and well-being of ourselves and those around us.

No one should be made to feel unwelcome, or unsafe, because of their beliefs, race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation or disability. That is not who we are at Cal U. 

Times of change can be unsettling, but many resources are available to our students and employees. If you are in need of support, please contact the professionals in the Office of Social Equity, the Counseling Center, our Lambda Bridges Office, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education, or the Office for Students with Disabilities. They are here to help. 

As our nation enters a time of transition, I call on every member of our campus community to be respectful of one another and to work for the common good.

We must continue to support our democratic process by honoring the outcome of one of our most basic rights: the right to vote.

Sincerely yours,

President Jones' signature.