An Open Letter to the Smith Community

An Open Letter to the Smith Community

An Open Letter to the Smith Community

May 25, 2012

Dear Members of the Smith Community,

I write to tell you that, as of yesterday, the investigation and judicial process regarding the anonymous notes in Parsons House has come to a conclusion. Because of college policies on confidentiality, as well as federal legislation on right to privacy, I am not able to offer specific information. However, I want you to know that a student was brought before the Community Judicial Board, a JB process convened to adjudicate bias incidents whose membership includes students, faculty and staff. The Board, which met during finals week after all elements of the investigation were complete, carefully weighed the evidence and found the student responsible. The disciplinary action recommended by the Board has been taken.

I hope this will help to bring some closure to one aspect of the difficult events of the spring.

Sincerely,

Carol T. Christ