Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome! This website has information about diversity programs, initiatives, and resources on campus and beyond. The University continues to strive towards a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all, with the support and commitment of the entire UMW community.

March 27

To: All students

From: Dr. Leah Cox, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion

I have received questions from several of you regarding how to handle abusive or threatening comments made on social media. This is a serious matter.

While the University has no recourse for such cyber bullying, Yik Yak and other social media sites do have control over the content and rules around the propriety of posts. Should you find yourself the subject of an abusive or threatening comment on social media, please immediately file a report so that the site can take administrative action.

In addition, direct threats – even anonymous ones – can and should be reported to my office and/or the campus police. It is the University’s first and foremost priority to create a respectful and safe environment where all of us can learn and grow.

Our office is here to assist you. Please feel free to contact us or stop by our office, GW 312.