Previous statements regarding Purdue’s stance on tolerance and racial relations

Excerpt: Message to all Purdue faculty, staff and students from President Daniels and Provost Akridge, dated August 21, 2017

“…Racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry, and violence like that demonstrated in Charlottesville are the antithesis of those values and have no place on our campus.”


Excerpt: Welcome letter to all freshmen, dated July 21, 2017

“…Any discrimination or intimidation on the basis of race or other such characteristic is unacceptable, and those who practice either are not welcome at Purdue.”


Statement regarding Indiana General Assembly action on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, dated March 2015

“Purdue works hard every day to be an open and welcoming institution, and we stand by our university-wide policy on nondiscrimination, which prohibits ‘discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.’

We will continue our proactive and persistent efforts to ensure that all members of the University community feel welcome and supported.”


Statement to the campus community, dated April 23, 2013

"Bigotry and hate are neither welcomed nor tolerated at Purdue University. We welcome those who speak freely, in the open, and with respect for each individual. Without free discourse, we cannot fulfill our mission. There is no place at Purdue for those who act from hatred. If you recognize yourself in this last sentence, you are not welcome at Purdue."