Recently, San Diego Mesa College discovered the posting of flyers across campus that
targeted particular ethnic groups. The College followed its free speech policy, and
only removed flyers that were improperly posted. This included postings on electronic
signboards causing potential damage to college equipment. The Art Gallery was also
impacted as materials were defaced with flyers posted over them. The incident was
reported to District Police as well as the San Diego Police Department, who continue
to monitor the situation.
San Diego Mesa College strongly opposes the racist language used by those who are posting
these fliers. To be clear – any doctrine that elevates one group above another has
no place at Mesa College and we condemn any language or actions that promote racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, violence,
discrimination and other forms of hate.
We understand that these flyers are a cause for concern for our campus community.
San Diego Mesa College seeks to build a culture of diverse, equitable and inclusive
practices that create an enriched environment for our students, staff, faculty and
the broader community. We remain as committed as ever to celebrating diversity as it is woven into the fabric
of who we are as an institution that strives to be the leading college of equity and
Our college community stands firm in our commitment to provide high-quality educational opportunities for all students,
without regard to race, ethnicity, heritage, national origin, immigration status,
religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, or
disability. Our goal is to educate students, to be inclusive and supportive of student
diversity, and to provide an educational environment that protects students from pressures
and intrusive actions that would disrupt or impair their education.
Dr. Pamela T. Luster, President
Tags: CDAIE, Equity and Excellence, Diversity, Committee for Diversity Action Inclusion and Equity