Linguistics Department Statements

Statement reaffirming our policies on sexual harassment

September 29, 2017

Following UC President Napolitano’s recent reaffirmation of UC’s policies on sexual harassment and violence and UC San Diego's statement about its commitment to creating and maintaining a community free of sexual violence and sexual harassment, and in light of allegations of sexual harassment at the University of Rochester that have been recently made public, the undersigned UC San Diego Linguistics faculty believe it is important to make the following statement.

As this open letter calls on the Linguistic Society of America to do, “[we] reaffirm publicly and unambiguously the unacceptability of

    • sexual harassment
    • the abuse of power
    • the creation of hostile work or study environments
    • failing to take victims’ reports seriously, protecting perpetrators of sexual harassment and other abuses of power.”

(See also the LSA’s encouraging response.)

[See full statement.]

Statement on the Presidential decision to end DACA

September 8, 2017

The Department of Linguistics values and supports the undocumented members of our community, students and scholars who contribute to and enrich UC San Diego.

We affirm the message of support from the Chancellor and the UC President in response to the cancellation of the DACA program and support the lawsuit that the University of California has filed against the Department of Homeland Security challenging its decision to rescind the DACA program.

If you are impacted by the DACA decision and need support, please contact the UC San Diego Undocumented Student Services Center.