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A Message from Dr. Roger Schultz: Anti-Discrimination at MSJC

Eagles,

Mt. San Jacinto College is aware of the disturbing news about the rise in physical violence, bullying, harassment and stereotyping against Americans of Chinese or Asian descent or those who are or are perceived to be of Chinese or Asian descent since the pandemic began. This week's shootings in Atlanta further inflict pain and stress on that community. Authorities are not yet certain as to the motives behind the shootings, but we must stand together to support those who may experience discrimination, whether it is related to COVID-19 or in any other circumstance.

MSJC urges all employees, students, and the surrounding communities to report hostile behavior and/or language toward people of Asian descent, Chinese Americans, and Pacific Islanders as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and more issues that may surface in the news related to the shootings.   

Let’s be clear: Mt. San Jacinto College does not tolerate discrimination of any kind and has a strict non-discrimination policy and procedures. MSJC is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution by dismantling systemic racism. That starts with supporting those who report or are victims of discrimination.  

If we receive reports of discrimination occurring on campuses, in Zoom meetings and/or classes, or during any activity related to college district business, we will take swift and immediate action. That action may lead to the dismissal, removal or expulsion of perpetrators who are proven to have committed such offenses.   

If you experience or have witnessed discrimination of any kind during your experience at MSJC, please immediately contact Jeannine Stokes, Chief Human Resources Officer, at 951-346-2058 or jstokes@msjc.edu, and Steven Del Castillo, Director of Student Judicial Affairs, at 951-639-5301 sdelcastillo@msjc.edu.  

Sincerely, 

Roger W. Schultz, Ph.D. 
Superintendent/President