Fr:††† Annie Stevens, Vice Provost for
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.