With the beginning of the new academic year upon us, we know many of you are excited to start another great year at UAlbany and want to have fun with your friends. Many may want to show off their new apartment and have friends over to catch up. We encourage you to do this responsibly and in small groups.
As a public university, we have a constitutional obligation to protect speech, even when that speech fundamentally conflicts with our core values. As one of the most diverse public research institutions in the nation, we are equally committed to fostering an environment in which all students feel safe and included – and that the right to protest is also protected. These two central parts of our identity need not exist in conflict.
The National Weather Service has declared a wind chill warning in effect for the Capital Region starting this morning until noon tomorrow, Saturday, February 4, 2023. They predict that wind chill could drop to as low as 30 to 35 degrees below zero.
The University at Albany is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive learning, living, and working environment that is free from inequality and discrimination, and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and respect of all of its members.