University Statements


Statement from Vice President Murphy

May 7, 2012

Vice President for Student and Academic Services Susan H. Murphy issued the following statement regarding an incident involving racial slurs and bottle throwing at 730 University Avenue, home of Sigma Pi fraternity, early Sunday morning:

"There is no place for this kind of behavior at Cornell University; we celebrate our diversity and expect all our members to respect one another. My colleagues and I regret that this happened at all, and call on every Cornellian to support each other and most especially the members of our community most affected by this incident. Once we have completed a review of the incident, including who was involved, appropriate action will be taken and we will notify the community when that happens."