In Reference To Recent Incidents On Campus:
The Department of Communication wishes to express our disgust and anger at acts of violence that recently occurred on campus. While we cherish the rights of free speech and expression, we vehemently proclaim that that there is no place in an academic community for communication that intimidates, insults or degrades other individuals. To those of you who may have been victim to such acts of aggression, we express our sorrow that your time at Villanova has been tainted in this way.
We want you to regard the Communication offices in Garey Hall as Communication Respect Zones. Communication faculty and staff are committed to creating spaces for all members of our community to come and share ideas carefully, thoughtfully and truthfully. We are not afraid of difficult conversations. We welcome them, even if you feel that your beliefs may not be shared by others in the community. We know how to hold ourselves to a standard of courtesy and civility that our community demands.
Know that our doors are open, and our welcome sincere. Your Communication faculty is here to listen, to comfort and support you through this difficult time.
A more detailed email will come to you shortly outlining other ways that the Communication faculty can be a resource to you.
Communication Faculty and Staff