University Statements

Statement in response to lawsuit

We will respond to the McCluskey family’s lawsuit through the appropriate channels, but I want to express again our deep sorrow for the loss of Lauren McCluskey. Our hearts go out to her family and friends. While there are differences in how we would characterize some of the events leading to Lauren’s tragic murder, let […]


University statement about missing U student MacKenzie Lueck 

The University of Utah is deeply concerned about the well-being of MacKenzie “Kenzie” Lueck and her family. The university is cooperating with the Salt Lake City Police Department, which is investigating her disappearance.


University of Utah statement on campus safety actions

The University of Utah is committed to fostering a culture of safety, with ongoing efforts to improve infrastructure, practices, campus awareness, and response to daily incidents as well as during crises.


Addressing lab safety

Safety reporting at the U is being restructured to address challenges identified in reports.


U of U alert: Attempted sexual assault

Attempted sexual assault at 12:50 a.m., in the Stadium parking lot. Suspect left eastbound in a truck on South Campus Drive. Police investigating.


Ongoing investigation update

The latest update on the investigation into the reported sexual assault on campus.


University of Utah Health and medical marijuana

At University of Utah Health, our focus is the health and well-being of our patients. Until the state infrastructure to support this law is fully in place in March 2020, we have developed interim guidance and answers to frequently asked questions about medical marijuana.


U remains committed to free speech on campus

As a leading research and teaching institution, the University of Utah is committed to the principle of free speech, as articulated in the First Amendment, because it fuels the advancement of new ideas and new knowledge, which is at the core of our mission.


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Update from President Watkins on alleged sexual assault on campus

A sexual assault was reported to U campus police just after midnight on March 26, 2019.


Police investigating reported sexual assault on campus

The police investigation into an alleged sexual assault on campus is ongoing.