January 20, 2022

University of Pennsylvania: Penn Libraries’ Issues Statement on Recent Racist Acts Directed Toward Penn Students

Below is the full text of a statement released by Penn Libraries.

The University of Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia.

We at the Penn Libraries stand in solidarity with all who are affected by the recent racist acts directed toward Penn students. Above all, we want you to know that we strive to be a safe and open space where racism and harassment are not tolerated. We welcome you to gather and seek support in all of our spaces across campus.

The Penn Libraries is a safe space.

For further assistance, here is a list of available university resources:

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):
215-898-7021 (Nights and weekends, ask for CAPS counselor on call.)

Division of Public Safety: 24/7 “HELP” line, 215-898-HELP (215-898-4357)

Student Health Service: 215-746-3535

Student Intervention Services: 215-898-6081

University Chaplain’s Office: 215-898-8456

We also invite any member of our campus community who may be interested to come to the Meyerson Conference Room at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center on Monday, November 14th. Friendly companions from Therapy Dogs International will be visiting from 1-3pm and would be happy to see you.

Source URL (via Penn Lib News)

See Also: U. of Oklahoma Student To Be Suspended For Racist Group Message after Penn Police, FBI Investigation (via The Daily Pennsylvanian)

See Also: University of Oklahoma Student Suspended for ‘Lynching’ Hate Texts Sent to Penn Black Freshmen (via Philly.com)

See Also: Penn Graduate’s Car Keyed with Threatening Phrase on Friday Night In South Phila. (via The Daily Pennsylvanian)

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