From: Nsombi B. Ricketts
Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 11:33 AM
Subject: Upholding Pratt Community Standards
Dear Pratt Community,
As Pratt transitions to a remote learning and working environment due to COVID-19, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion remains committed to fostering a supportive and welcoming culture for all students, staff and faculty. Every member of our community matters, and should always be treated with respect and dignity. We expect every student, staff and faculty member to continue valuing and upholding the Pratt community standards in all interactions.
During this global health pandemic, anxiety and fear can lead to stereotyping and social stigma that is harmful to members of our community. At Pratt, we actively denounce and have no tolerance for xenophobia, racism, bigotry, anti-semitism, prejudice or bullying of any kind. If anyone in our community has experienced or witnessed any incident of bias, discrimination or harassment, please report it to the Bias Education Response Task Force using the link below.
We encourage everyone to treat each other with understanding, care, empathy and patience as we navigate these uncertain times together.
Nsombi B. Ricketts
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion