An invitation from Sacramento State
From the Division of Inclusive Excellence

Responding to Incident: Virtual Townhall on May 19

To All Members of the Campus Community:

Sacramento State strives to create a welcoming and inclusive campus, but I understand that much work remains to be done to achieve our goals. A recent video of a self-identified Sacramento State professor has resulted in tremendous harm to our students, their families, faculty members, campus colleagues, and the community. 

The President and his Cabinet understand that the Hornet community has many questions about what actions can and will be taken to respond to racial bias experienced by many in our community. We also know that our students are dealing with the impact of this video when trying to complete an already challenging and extraordinary semester.  Accordingly and after the completion of finals, we will be holding a virtual townhall on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to discuss the process by which the campus responds to personnel matters generally and what actions the institution can take in response to the larger issues of racial bias. Please register to participate in the townhall that will be held as a Zoom Webinar with ASL interpretation and closed captioning by using this link: If you wish to submit questions in advance or to request accommodation, please do so by sending an email to using the subject line “May 2020 Townhall”.

The Hornet Family is committed to taking action to support our efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus. I know that we can achieve our goals when we work together in a space of both transparency and accountability.

In community,

Diana Tate Vermeire
Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and University Diversity Officer

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