AUBURN, Ala. —
Auburn University President Jay Gogue issued a statement today regarding the recent tragedies and incidents of violence:
“Dear Auburn Family,
Our nation is hurting. For the last few months, we have hurt physically, financially and otherwise from the coronavirus. Now, recent events of racial injustice are hurting us in many ways that words often find inadequate to fully express.
While we acknowledge the painful reality that prejudice and bigotry exist, we stand resolute that they have no place in the Auburn Family. As an institution that values and embraces each individual, we oppose hate and exclusion and acts that promote them.
It was on my heart to reaffirm Auburn’s values. I’m confident that we, together, will work toward change and healing.