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June 20, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Letter to the Editor

Dear Student Colleagues,

We believe that a safe, welcoming, respectful and inclusive environment is essential to a vibrant intellectual community. Our role as academic citizens is to actively foster such an environment and to facilitate the free exchange of ideas.

We admire the bravery of students who come forward to report sexual misconduct. We are united in our commitment to making Dartmouth safe for all community members, and we must not tolerate any forms of sexual harassment or violence in our community.

We pledge to make structural and cultural changes to our community to improve protections against all forms of violence and discrimination, including protections for those who come forward. We also pledge our availability as a resource to you, our students — to listen, receive your feedback, answer your questions and advocate for your concerns.

Our sentiments are shared by many colleagues in the department of psychological and brain sciences and other departments at Dartmouth. A list of signatures may be found here: If you would like to add your name, please fill out this survey:

— Brad Duchaine and Peter Ulric Tse '84

Duchaine and Tse are professors in the department of psychological and brain sciences.

The Dartmouth welcomes guest columns and letters to the editor. We request that they be the original work of the submitter. Letters should not be longer than 250 words and must include the name, location and contact information of the author. Submissions may be sent to both and Submissions will receive a response within three business days.