Almost a day after white nationalist fliers were found around campus, UCF distributed a response to students through their Knights e-mail accounts.
The statement, signed by Vice President Maribeth Ehasz, provided the phone numbers of Counseling and Psychological Services and UCF Cares for students who may need them. While the statement did not directly address the fliers or the presence of a white supremacist group on campus, it made clear that “[a]cts of hate and offensive behavior will not be tolerated.
“For 15 years, the UCF Creed’s core values of Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity and Excellence have guided our conduct and decisions and helped UCF become an engaging and inclusive learning community,” it said.
It continued: “We recognize that diversity and inclusivity strengthen us, and we condemn any form of hate, discrimination and injustice.
“As we ponder and discuss race, religion and other important topics, our opinions and beliefs will often differ. It is in this spirit that I encourage you to actively listen, engage in scholarly dialogue and demonstrate our shared commitment to respect for all Knights. I challenge you to demonstrate civility. Acts of hate and offensive behavior will not be tolerated…
“We are all Knights. Let’s continue to support one another and stand united,” it concluded.
UCF Police are currently reviewing the matter.