Statement from Chancellor Zeppos in response to the events in Charlottesville, VA

In response to the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, VA, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos issued the following statement:

“Hatred, bigotry and violence have no place on any college campus or in any community. We condemn those who chose to tear at the very fabric of our country and divide, rather than unite and strengthen us through diversity and inclusion. We stand with the University of Virginia and Charlottesville as they begin to focus on how to heal their communities, and continually affirm our deep and unwavering commitment to equity, inclusivity, respect and civility.”