UCSD Halloween Advisory E-Mail

By October 28, 2010

Subject: UCSD Halloween Advisory
From:    "VC Rue" <adminrec@ucsd.edu>
Date:    Thu, October 28, 2010 2:11 pm
To:      "UCSD All Students" <all-students@ucsd.edu>

UCSD
CAMPUS NOTICE
University of California, San Diego


                         OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR VICE CHANCELLOR –
                                               STUDENT AFFAIRS

                                               October 28, 2010


ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD

SUBJECT:  UCSD Halloween Advisory

Halloween can be a festive time yet it also poses avoidable risks.  The
very act of donning a costume can reduce inhibitions and  lead to high
risk drinking or sexually risky behavior.  This Halloween weekend we
encourage all UC San Diego students to make sound decisions and to look
out for one another’s personal safety and wellbeing.

We also encourage students to think carefully about the costumes they
choose to wear and the parties they choose to attend.

We have learned from previous experience that racially stereotyped
costumes and themed parties can be harmful to our campus community.   At
any time a decision to mock others shows a lack of respect, intolerance,
and overall poor judgment.  In addition, because of the ubiquitous
nature of technology, a poor decision made today can live on
indefinitely on the internet.

At UC San Diego we expect all members of our community to use good
judgment and look out for the wellbeing and safety of fellow students.

Thank you for attention to this important campus community reminder.



                                                       Penny Rue
                                                       Vice Chancellor –
                                                       Student Affairs