The following statement was issued by the College of Charleston after events in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, and Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017:
The College of Charleston offers its sincerest condolences to the victims and their families affected by the tragic events last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The deaths and injuries from that weekend represent yet another dark chapter in our country’s history as it relates to race and bigotry. The College of Charleston condemns the white supremacist hate groups that gathered there in order to sow seeds of division, fear and violence. As an institution of higher education, the College of Charleston reaffirms its commitment to its core values of diversity, respect for the individual student and community – values that should inspire all of us to find common ground, for that is where our greatest and truest strength lies.