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Regarding Hate Speech

Chancellor’s Message to President-Elect Trump

Dear Colleagues,

As an institute of higher education, it is our responsibility to provide a safe and respectful learning environment in which all students can learn, thrive and grow. Furthermore, our commitment to teaching students the practice of leading positive change is more important now than ever. It is with these commitments in mind that on behalf of Antioch University, I have signed the Presidents’ Message to President-Elect Trump.

As you know, Antioch University’s commitment to inclusion, free-thinking, and social justice has been steadfast throughout our 164-year history. For this reason, we joined our college and university colleagues to urge President-elect Trump to “condemn and work to prevent harassment, hate and acts of violence that are being perpetrated across our nation…” We stand proud with this impressive list of colleges and universities demanding swift action.

Thank you for all you do every day to carry on the progressive mission of Antioch University.


William R. Groves. JD
Interim Chancellor
Antioch University
900 Dayton Street Yellow Springs, OH  45387-1623
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William R. Groves, JD

William R. Groves, JD

The 22nd President/Chancellor of Antioch University, Groves has served as Chancellor since 2016 and has focused on three priorities; to reclaim and advance its reputation as an innovator in higher education; to grow programmatically and geographically in ways that will allow Antioch to reach its full potential to advance social, economic, and environmental justice; and to advance and promote the University’s 170 year-long history and heritage around social justice and democracy building.
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Since our founding 1852, Antioch University has remained on the forefront of social justice, inclusion, and equality – regardless of ethnicity, gender, creed, orientation, focus of study, or ability.

Antiochians actively reflect these shared values to inspire positive change in the world. Common Thread is where we document the stories that showcase our communities actions, so the change we work for can be shared widely.  

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