After a message was found on a student’s car parked in the Elmwood Park area last week, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) community reaffirmed its core value of inclusion and made clear that "Everyone is Welcome Here."
Statements have been released by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., the Office of Multicultural Affairs as well as Student Body President/Student Regent Aya Yousuf, which are included below.
Chancellor Gold’s Statement
"At UNO, we tell all of our students “you are welcome here” and that means everyone...Inclusion is a core value of our university and intimidation has no place on our campus or near it."
The Office of Multicultural Affairs’s Statement
“We are here to aid you in any way we can. If we aren’t the source, we’ll be your resource...Our office motto is Supporting Everyone. We will always give our best efforts to ensure each person feels safe and welcome."
Student Body President/Student Regent Aya Yousuf’s Statement
"Inclusion is not just a theme, but it is cornerstone to its identity. In a similar vein, Student Government will always support its students as they work to better themselves and the community. We will continue our mission of advocacy through always working toward inclusion not just today or tomorrow, but every day."
UNO is here to support all of its students, regardless of situation. Support to Connect. Take Care. or Get Help. is just click, email or phone call away.
The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our number one priority. UNO Public Safety is available 24/7 to respond to any safety concerns or emergency situations.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.