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Rotunda, Southwest Wing P. O. Box 400303

Summary: Rotunda, Southwest Wing
P. O. Box 400303
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4303
Phone: 434-924-7984 Fax: 434-924-1002
V/TDD: 434-982-HEAR
Statement to Living Wage Campaign Students and Other Participants
The University of Virginia recognizes and respects your right to assemble and to speak
freely about the issue of a living wage for the University's lowest-paid employees. You are
engaging in an activity that is everyone's right within a democracy. We also recognize that it is
your choice to undertake a hunger strike as part of a campaign of activism. At the same time, we
want to express our concern for your health and safety and emphasize our commitment to the
academic mission of the University, for the benefit of both you and your fellow community
The physical, and potentially mental, hardship you are undertaking by fasting may appear
to offer an immediate and highly visible means of focusing on the status of your campaign. We
urge you, however, not to lose sight of the possible legal, health and academic repercussions for
choosing to express your opinions in this manner. A self-imposed illness or an indiscriminate
action that breaks the law or the rules of the University could quickly bring unintended
consequences that negatively affect your academic pursuits. Please consider how your actions in


Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences