*Office of the Vice Provost
for Student Affairs

	January 22, 2018

To:††† UVM Community

Fr:††† Annie Stevens, Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Re:††† Alleged threats incident

While most students were away on winter break, there were developments 
in the case involving a former Continuing Education student overheard 
allegedly making threats toward African American members of our 
community. On January 2, 2018, The University of Vermont learned through 
news media that the case had been dismissed by the court, for lack of 
probable cause to proceed. A campus-wide communication announcing the 
courtís dismissal of the case was distributed on that date.

The written opinion supporting the dismissal has not been made public, 
and has not been made available to the University, after several 
attempts.† The individual involved is not currently enrolled at UVM.

In any situation where a perceived threat to the safety of our community 
is reported, UVM will act promptly and professionally to do all we can 
within the law to protect and support all members of our community and 
to uphold the values of our University.

If you have further questions or concerns regarding this matter, please 
contact the Dean of Students Office at: [log in to unmask]

As always, additional campus resources include Police Services, The 
Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, and the University 
Bias Response Team.