Offensive Remarks By Students Unacceptable
Last week, many us of were aware of the UA Chartwells employee was sitting on the ledge at the Garland Center. Through local news stations reporting on the event in addition the the Traveler and UATV at the scene, students were able to get updated news as to the status of the situation. Thankfully, authorities were able to bring him to safety hours after the incident was reported to police.
Although many students gathered to watch what was happening, some contributed by yelling jokes such as “jump” at the Chartwell’s employee. This is not the type of conduct that the UA expects from its students, and it is never the type that we should express as a Razorback family. While many waited outside in concern, some were not supportive and made the situation worse with jokes and remarks.
It is important that all students understand that situations such as these can arise at any time. Remarks that were made at the scene and on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter reflect on the UA and its students, not just those making the comments.
As a Razorback family, we should stick together when facing situations like these. It is not appropriate behavior for students to act like this for whatever reason. We must be respectful of one another at all times, and work to ensure that these events do not arise in the future.