As an update to the public statement issued yesterday, I want to share the University’s actions in response to an email members of our community received Wednesday evening, which included messages alleged to have been exchanged by various members of the Delta Chi fraternity.
The content, messages, and activities in question are disturbing, and the University condemns them in the strongest terms. Earlier today, I notified our students, faculty, and staff that we have confirmed the status of the students identified and have retained a group of legal experts to immediately launch an investigation into this matter.
The investigation is being led by Malcolm McKillop, Laura Williams, and Richard Appiah. Each of them has deep experience as a legal professional and investigator of discrimination and equity-related issues. Their investigation will work to verify the highly inappropriate messages and actions and confirm any violations of the University’s code of conduct. Its purview will extend to making any recommendations of disciplinary action.
This investigation will begin on Monday and the University will update our community as the process unfolds. We have encouraged students, faculty, and staff who may have any information to share it with the investigators.
I want to thank our community for the important contributions they have made to the action we are taking to address Anti-Black Racism, racism, sexism, Antisemitism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination and oppression at the University of Windsor. Their engagement is essential as we continue to strive to be a University that is safer, more inclusive, and more equitable.
I will provide a further update as the investigation moves forward.
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Windsor