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Statement from Dean Ajay Nair

October 21, 2014

Dear Members of the Emory Community,

The university administration was recently made aware of allegations that a bias incident occurred at Monday’s intramural flag football game between the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) Fraternity and another team comprised of Emory students. Witnesses allege that during the game, AEPi’s opposing team was subjected to behavior that violated our community principles of inclusivity, openness, and respect.

The university has undertaken a full investigation of the incident in accordance with our Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy. In addition, the Division of Campus Life is reaching out to the students who were targets of the alleged bias, and we are working with the fraternity’s leadership and witnesses to identify the individuals responsible.

Incidents like this are a reminder that each of us is vulnerable to the nefarious acts of a few. Whether these acts are sexist, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, or anti-Semitic, we cannot and will not tolerate harassment of any individual or group. We share the indignation and disappointment already conveyed by many members of the university community. Such expressions of bias are offenses against both the intended victims and our entire university family.


Ajay Nair
Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life

Available Resources

Office of International Student Life
Dobbs University Center, Suite E228

Office of Multicultural Programs and Services
Dobbs University Center, Suite E207

Counseling and Psychological Services
1462 Clifton Road, Suite 235

Bias Incident Reporting Process