Disturbing email sent to members of campus community

To: UCSC Community

From: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department and Information Technology Services have received several reports about a disturbing email sent to some campus community members Thursday night.

Neither the police department nor the university administration condone this sort of spam email. Though the email is unnerving and disturbing, it does not contain any specific threats. Staff members in Information Technology Services are looking into the matter.

More information about campus policies regarding hate or bias motivated incidents can be found at http://reporthate.ucsc.edu/index.html.

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For employees, the Employee Assistance Program can provide personal counseling and support. More information can be found online (http://shr.ucsc.edu/benefits/eap/).

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