University Statements

Condemning Racism

A message from President Watkins after a banner from an organization that espouses white supremacy was posted on the George S. Eccles Legacy Bridge and earlier in the week, several stickers from a different hate group were also found on campus.

Updated university statement & FAQ on McCluskey interviews

The parents of Lauren McCluskey have raised important questions and understandable concerns about campus safety.

Audio files in Lauren McCluskey case

On Jan. 17, 2019, the University of Utah released audio recordings from the Department of Public Safety in the Lauren McCluskey case as the investigation has reached a point where these recordings can be made public. Names of dispatchers, private info and telephone numbers, addresses and dates of birth have been redacted.

Response to editorial in the Salt Lake Tribune regarding campus safety

In an op-ed article in today’s Salt Lake Tribune, the parents of Lauren McCluskey raised important questions and understandable concerns about campus safety and whether the university’s public safety, student housing and other departments did everything they could to prevent the crime that took their daughter’s life. Lauren’s friends, teachers and all the other members […]

Actions to improve campus safety and security

Actions announced in response to an independent review team’s findings and recommendations related to the Lauren McCluskey case.

University Statement on Exhibit at the Library

The University of Utah’s Marriott Library is one of six national organizations asked to host a juried art exhibit sponsored by The College Book Art Association (CBAA).


The U sent out a campus-wide notification just before 10 p.m., Nov. 15. Here is more information about the timing of the alert.

Title IX proposed regulations

The U.S. Department of Education today issued proposed regulations governing the way universities handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment as outlined under Title IX, the federal law that protects individuals from gender discrimination and ensures equal access in educational programs and activities. The proposal is now open for public comment, and the regulations will not go into effect until this period closes and the department reviews the comments.

President Watkins’ message to campus

Two independent reviews announced.

University announces review team

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins today announced details of two separate, in-depth reviews into campus safety stemming from the tragic murder of U student Lauren McCluskey.