SF State President Leslie E. Wong statement on University travel to Indiana

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30, 2015 -- San Francisco State University President Leslie E. Wong issued the following statement to the campus community today:

I am dismayed, if not extremely disappointed, in the recent legislation signed into law in Indiana. It is unconscionable for this great University to spend its resources in a state that attempts to legislate discrimination of any kind. 

By this note, I am informing the campus community that no San Francisco State University funds from any source -- general funds or auxiliary -- will be used to support employee or student travel to Indiana. This action is effective today, Monday, March 30, 2015, until further notice. Any travel authorized prior to today may proceed as planned with approval of the appropriate vice president.

We are researching similar legislation reputed to be existent in other states to determine further action.

As a member of the NCAA Division II President’s Council, I will not attend a required meeting of the Council to be held in April in Indianapolis. A copy of this note is being sent to NCAA President Mark Emmert and to CSU Chancellor Timothy White.

Our commitment to social justice on this campus remains a point of pride for me. The vice presidents, deans and Academic Senate's Executive Committee all endorse this action.