Official UT Austin statement on bleach balloon incident in West Campus

August 26, 2013

Statement from Gregory J. Vincent, Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement, The University of Texas at Austin


The University of Texas at Austin has long been committed to promoting diversity and ensuring respect and inclusion throughout the campus community. Our university should be a haven and home to students of all backgrounds.


Austin Police are investigating the allegations about an incident off campus and we are anxious to learn the results. University Police will work closely with Austin Police on the investigation.


The Dean of Students and our campus climate response team, which coordinates the university’s response to bias incidents, are actively reviewing these allegations and are also prepared to work with Austin Police on their investigation.

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