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A Statement Denouncing Violence Against Asian Communities

Message from the Dean:

Thursday, March 18

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,
The college recognizes and is deeply saddened by the substantial increase in hate crimes, harassment and violence against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and the larger Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi Americans (APIDA) communities since the COVID-19 pandemic and particularly in recent months.
Please know that Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine values and we are uncompromising in our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We define diversity in the broadest sense and are steadfast and compelled to work even harder to foster a culture in our college where each person (member of the college, prospective member, client, visitor, etc.), regardless of their attributes, background and lived experiences, feels welcome, comfortable, safe, respected, valued and a place they can thrive. 
We stand strong in complete solidarity with the AAPI and APIDA communities, and for that matter other communities, and repudiate all acts of hate and violence they are experiencing. I also encourage you to read President Kristina Johnson's statement here, which also includes information about support resources available for our students, faculty and staff.  

Rustin M. Moore, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine
125D Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210
614-688-8749 Asst | 614-292-2363 Office | 614-292-3544 Fax
Twitter and Instagram: @rustinmooredvm

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Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 8:45am