An undergraduate internationally themed dorm includes a display of flags of countries from all over the world. On or about Friday, November 11, an Israeli flag was taken from the display. No flags representing other countries were removed. Residential student leaders were notified and reported the incident.
At this time the offending party(ies) is/are unknown.
Targeting of people because of nationality or ancestry is form of discrimination. Furthermore, though the flag was a symbolic representation of a country, Jewish students felt particularly targeted because of the historical connection to Israel.
What Is Being Done
Updated as 11/15/2022
A PIH report was filed and Student Affairs staff have reached out to students with support.
ResEd professional staff have reached out to affected individuals. They are planning on follow-up resources and educational programs in collaboration with the Office for Religious and Spiritual Life.
This incident will be evaluated for inclusion in the annual Clery Act statistics.
What to Do
- If you have any information about this incident, please contact DPS at 650.329.2413.
- Students needing assistance are invited to reach out to these mental health resources and faculty/staff can reach out to the Faculty Staff Help Center.
- If you experience bias or discrimination, please file a Protected Identity Harm report.