WVC safety is a top priority
As many of you are aware, the college takes seriously the flyers found near our Wenatchee campus last week. The language and ideas in these flyers have been used by certain white nationalist groups to spread hate.
At Wenatchee Valley College, student safety and security is our top priority. Bias against students will not be tolerated. In order to provide a safe and accessible campus we are monitoring the situation and providing more concentrated security.
As an institution of higher education, we value all viewpoints. Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to advocate for our students. The college is committed to be free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis.
Remember you can report any bias incidents to the BIRT team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also use the incident report form on the website. To learn more, please read our non-discrimination and harassment policy, which we adhere to strictly.
If you feel unsafe, please contact campus security at 509-682-6911. In the event of an emergency call 911. If you would like to speak to someone please do not hesitate to reach out to our counseling staff at 509-682-6850. We have counselors available in Wenatchee and Omak.
The start of fall quarter is nearly upon us. Let’s not let this overshadow the excitement of students, faculty and staff to be back on our campuses for a new academic year. Thank you for working together to make everyone on campus feel welcome, included and safe.
Jim Richardson, Ph.D.
Wenatchee Valley College