Resolution Responding to the Tragic Events of September 11th

Resolution Number: RF01-185
September, 2001

RESOLUTION

RESPONDING TO THE TRAGIC EVENTS

OF SEPTEMBER

11, 2001


BE IT RESOLVED,


That

the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University (SFSU) express its

sympathy and concern for all those who were affected, directly or indirectly,

by the horrific events of September 11, 2001; and


That

the Academic Senate commend all the members of the campus community who have

provided extraordinary assistance in response to those events; and


That

the Academic Senate condemn responses stigmatizing members of any religious,

ethnic, racial, or national group; and


That

the Academic Senate join with the University administration in affirming that

harassment or intimidation of students, staff, faculty, administrators, or

guests of the University on this campus will not be tolerated; and


That

the Academic Senate reaffirm its strong support for international students

presently studying at SFSU and its desire to encourage all students, whether

domestic or international, to enhance their academic pursuits in study-abroad

programs whenever possible; and


That

the Academic Senate urge federal and state officials not to propose any

moratorium on international student visas and to continue to seek advice from

and consultation with higher education officials on this issue; and


That

the Academic Senate strongly support all campus efforts to provide assistance

to members of the SFSU community who have been directly affected by the events

of September 11, 2001; and


That

the Academic Senate urge all individual faculty, staff, students, and

administrators to contribute as best they can to these endeavors; and


That

copies of this Resolution be sent to the SFSU campus community, the Chancellor

of the CSU, the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CSU, Governor Gray Davis,

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Barbara Boxer, Representative Tom Lantos, and

Representative Nancy Pelosi.


*** APPROVED

UNANIMOUSLY OCTOBER 9, 2001 ***