University Statements

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.


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U remains committed to free speech on campus

As a public campus, the U upholds freedom of expression and the right of speakers and audiences to be free from undue disruption and interference as protected by the Constitution.


Candlelight vigil and remembrance of Dr. Sarah Hawley

A candlelight vigil in remembrance of Dr. Sarah Hawley will be held at the University of Utah Guest House at 7 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, coordinated by friends, family and colleagues of Sarah Hawley.


U Statement on the death of Dr. Sarah Hawley

The University of Utah mourns the tragic loss of one of our bright young family medicine residents, Sarah Hawley, MD. Dr. Hawley was a first-year resident who was focusing on continuing her studies in Family & Preventive Medicine.


A message from President Watkins condemning racism

This afternoon a banner from an organization that espouses white supremacy was posted on the George S. Eccles Legacy Bridge. Earlier in the week, several stickers from a different hate group were also found on campus.


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.