A Statement on Letters of Recommendation

If a faculty member is generally willing to write letters of recommendation for a particular student, the faculty member should not decline to write a letter for that student on the ground that the faculty member has a personal, moral, or political objection against the intended recipient of the letter, so long as the intended recipient is a bona fide person or organization providing the kind of placement the student seeks. The faculty member may disclose her/his objection to the student but should also tell the student that she/he is willing to write a letter to the intended recipient if the student still wishes the faculty member to do so after hearing the objection.


Committee on Civil Rights and Liberties

Barry Belmont, Chair
Rachael Kohl
Herman Love
Kyriaki Marti
Jennifer Matthews
Martha McComas
David Moran
Kate Saylor
Deirdre Spencer, SACUA Liaison
Heather Walline
Ada Williams
Matthew Zimmer
Daniel Green, CSG Student Representative
Darrius Robinson, RSG Student Representative