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Statement on Cartoon Contest Flyer

May 3, 2017

Dear Campus Community,

I have received several reports of a flyer for a cartoon contest intended to disrespect Muslim students, staff, and faculty at the University of Illinois. As a campus, we stand in solidarity with our Muslim community members, and we are saddened by these actions that leave any community feeling marginalized. I encourage anyone who sees this flyer to report it to the Bias Assessment and Response Team through the Acts of Intolerance website at This form will ask you to report where you saw the flyer, date, and time. Facilities and Services workers have removed the flyers, and UI Police continue to investigate the issue. They ask that you contact them directly at 217-333-1216 if you have any information you can share to help us.

C. Renée Romano
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs