The following statement was sent to the UC Berkeley community by Associate Chancellor Nils Gilman on March 1st, 2017:
Dear campus community,
We have received reports of a new round of disturbing incidents of harassment, intimidation, and vandalism directed at student members of the Berkeley College Republicans. The acts in question include destruction of the organization’s sign, which was captured on video; “doxxing” of certain members; and the posting of threatening posters around campus.
Let there be no mistake: The campus administration condemns all acts of vandalism and attempted intimidation. These matters are now under investigation by UCPD, with the aim of identifying the perpetrators and imposing appropriate consequences. We encourage anyone who has relevant information to bring it to UCPD.
The University is unswervingly committed to supporting and defending all our students' First Amendment rights, and their ability to freely engage in political activities across the ideological spectrum. We will continue to do everything in our power to ensure that every member of our campus community feels safe, welcome, and respected. Staff members in Student Affairs are reaching out to offer support and services to the targeted students and others who may now feel threatened.